Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region has partnered with Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC to create a job training program that provides opportunities to adults, particularly unemployed adults living within underserved Wards 6, 7, and 8, to obtain marketable skills for in-demand jobs in the healthcare industry.
The 5-week program teaches basic job skills such as professionalism, resume building, interviewing, effective communication, dressing for success, and financial literacy. Participants are then assisted with job applications for entry-level positions within the hospital such as environmental services associate, host/hostess, sanitation worker, and cook.
Living Classrooms deploys case managers for participants throughout their program and additional wrap-around support for 12 months after employment placement—a service that has proven to be critical to the sustained success of our job-training participants. We work with each trainee to identify interests, assets, and barriers (education, housing childcare, transportation, access to vital records, etc.), and connect them with needed resources to help our newly employed program graduates surmount barriers to success.
The healthcare industry is among the country’s top job generators, however, many low and no-income job seekers do not have the basic skill set to qualify for even entry-level positions. Through this partnership with Sibley Memorial Hospital, it is our goal to bring stability to DC individuals seeking sustainable employment and benefits, especially at-risk residents of Wards 6, 7, and 8.
Contact: Dominique Skinner