Self-Sufficiency

Job readiness skills are provided to women in the community to gain self-confidence, basic but necessary job skills, in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

A critical skill is English language ability, which is taught by certified instructors in a classroom setting, as well as, in individual tutorial sessions. Another pertinent skill is computer training, taught by instructors that will nurture a student’s knowledge of basic MS Office software programs such as Word, Excel and Publisher, and general maintenance. Furthermore, job-readiness skills are incorporated into lessons. For example, basic interview skills are practiced during ESOL classes and how to create a resume in computer classes.

Finally, we offer free QuickBooks programming classes that will greatly give women an advantage to attain jobs in small or private businesses as a successful bookkeeper.

From time to time we conduct workshops on financial literacy and empowerment, and clerical skills. We also offer one-on-one consultations for those who are ready to seek employment. In-person and phone counseling are also available.

These classes not only provide a great opportunity to build skills towards becoming self-sufficient, but allows the women to make new friends and become equipped with life skills.

Please fill out the Self Sufficiency form if you are interested.

For more information, please call Hanna Kim at (718) 460-3801 ext. 16 or email hanna.kim@kafsc.org.

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