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Take the Step job skills event set for Nov. 3

adult-education-572269_1920Need help finding a job? What about learning where to earn skills needed to land a job? A free job skills event will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Nov. 3 at the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive.

Take the Step is targeted at people who lack skills or education, lack transportation, or who are unable to find work. People will have a full day to receive help with goal-setting, financial planning, child care, transportation and health care access.
A network of organizations collaborated to help fill unique employment needs discovered following an East Texas Human Needs assessment. The network found in a 2013 Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment that 42 percent of those interviewed were unemployed.
Alzheimer’s Alliance, East Texas Council of Governments, Tyler Junior College, and Goodwill are among the agencies to identify steps to successful employment at the event.
Organizers will assess barriers to employment, provide a venue to connect job seekers with employment resources and facilitate development of jobs skills.
Participants will check in and then be interviewed and surveyed in a 20-minute process. Questions include personal, financial, emotional, physical, decision-making, planning, and job seeking knowledge. Individuals will be given a referral map and multiple copies of their assessment. Attendees are welcome to stay as long as they like to visit participating agency tables.
While it’s not required, participants are encouraged to bring as much information about their work history as possible, such as a resume or work permit.
Child care and transportation to the event is also free. Child care is provided for children ages 2 to 12 by Champions for Children. Within the city limits, attendees can ride the Tyler Transit on fixed bus routes and tell the bus driver they’re going to the Take the Step event. In the county, Alliance for Regional Mobility will provide transportation. Call 903-592-3232 by the end of the day Nov. 1 to make arrangements.
For more information about the event, contact Pamela Green at 903-216-3211 or email

Source: East Texas Human Needs Network


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