Four participants complete CSLC/EDGE Job Training Program

October 1, 2012 in Business, News, Top Stories

Registration still open for second ‘free’ session

The Mississippi Link Newswire

LEXINGTON, Miss. – The Community Students Learning Center’s “free” EDGE (Empowering the Delta with a Growing Economy) Job Training Program is providing job marketing skills to interested participants.

Registration is still open for a new session which began Sept. 25.

CSLC/EDGE Job Training Specialist Kendra Smith is seen here assisting two of the program participants. (PHOTO BY GAIL M. BROWN)

Four participants have completed the first eight-week training session of the program. A number of other participants either were accepted into college and/or secured employment during the session.

According to CSLC/EDGE Job Training Specialist Kendra Smith, the program helps participants to accomplish the following goals:

  • Learn the keys to getting and keeping a job;
  • Obtain FREE access to CSLC state-of-the-art computer lab and one-on-one assistance in conducting online job searches;
  • Compose and submit resumes, set up an email account, learn how to check and send e-mails and more!

“In essence, we are providing employability skills,” said Smith. “Our participants are also learning how to maintain a high standard of workmanship as well.”

The center is still seeking interested participants for its current eight-week session which began Tuesday, Sept. 25. Training will be held each Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. until Noon. Registration will remain open until further notice. Interested job seekers are encouraged to enroll today. Refreshments will be served.

The CSLC/EDGE Job Training Program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rural Innovation Fund (RIF). “We are extremely grateful to HUD for helping us to give citizens a leading “edge” in improving their quality of life,” said CSLC Executive Director Beulah Greer. Greer also said CSLC partners with the WIN Job Center in providing this service to the community.

For more information or to enroll in the upcoming session, please contact Kendra Smith at the Community Students Learning Center by calling, (662) 834-0905.

CSLC, a 501 C 3 Nonprofit organization, does not discriminate in housing or services directly or indirectly on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, or disability. HUD rules further require that recipients of Federal financial assistance comply with civil rights-related program requirements (CRRPRs) that affect nearly every aspect of each program. HUD’s non-discrimination requirements are compiled from several different federal laws designed to protect each individual’s right to fair housing and equal opportunity.

From left, CSLC/EDGE Job Training graduates Michelle Haymon, Dorothy Simpson, Shannon Gibson and Derrick Bailey display their certificates of completion (PHOTO BY LORI WILLIAMSON)