San Bernardino and Victorville Parole offices offered special job readiness workshops to help formerly incarcerated people find employment. The Job Readiness Program workshops, held in August, prepared participants for upcoming job fairs. The following month, DAPO’s Adult Programs Unit held an Employment and Resource Fair.
The Job Readiness Program assists parolees with honing their skills to land jobs.
In all, 39 parolees from DAPO Southern Region earned certificates of completion.
The program allows parolees to improve their employment skills to land a job as they transition back into society.
Parolees from the Riverside, San Bernardino, and Victorville Parole Offices participated in the program, which was free of charge.
The workshops were guided by professional job developers and instructors from:
- Cal-State San Bernardino Reentry Initiative
- GEO-Stop Area 4
- San Bernardino Valley College
- San Bernardino Community College District.
The workshops focused on interviewing skills, effective communication, job preparedness, employer expectation, and resume building.
Participants earned a certificate of completion, while also building a resume. In addition, participants received professional attire and shoes donated by DAPO’s partnerships as an incentive for completing the program.