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It is the goal of our organization to turn the tides on unemployment in Hood County. Through its various educational and training opportunities, support and encouragement, Forward Training Center lays the foundation for men and women to begin to recognize and work in their strengths.

A Snapshot

Our program is unique to this community. No other agency offers such a comprehensive approach to assist men and women. Churches, businesses and agencies are cooperating with these efforts and together this nonprofit organization is going “Forward” and making a difference in the lives of men and women in this community.

Career & Life Skills Training

Jobs For Life™

A training course to engage adult students in an environment that will help them learn key knowledge, principles and skills while promoting a community of support and accountability.
Learn how to build a professional resume, gain interview skills and develop communication techniques.

Curriculum

  1. Let’s Get Started!
  2. Why Should I Take this Journey?
  3. What Do I Bring on the Journey and What Do I Still Need?
  4. Who Is Driving?

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Faith and Finances®

Learn basic financial management that you can put into practice, creating good financial habits and methods. Especially helpful for people with low or fixed income.

Curriculum

  • Money and Relationships
  • Overcoming financial challenges
  • Creating a spending plan
  • Banking/Credit/Savings

Computer Classes

Computer skills prepare participants for career advancement.

Curriculum

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • Keyboard

Reading and Writing Development

Instruction includes individualized adult reading and writing instruction.

Curriculum

  • Improved reading and writing skills
  • Preparing for High School Equivalency
  • Improved Language Skills
  • Confidence Building

GED

High School Equivalency preparatory class.

Basics

  • Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Reading

Additional Classes

Advanced training coming soon. 

To Include

  • Specialty training
  • Job readiness
  • Vocational skills

Campus

The Forward Training Center (600 W. Pearl St.) is the official location where all leaders and volunteers are made ready with in-depth training to host classes.

Our goal is to add strategic geographic locations in the future.

Learn How You Can Get Started

Forward Training Center was created to provide training programs to those who need to develop skills for employment. In order to assure success for men and women, specific criteria must be met for admission into Forward Training Center programs.

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Eligibility

  1. An applicant must be willing to accept the program requirements in areas of responsibility and self-sufficiency with a desire to gain skills and knowledge for employment.
  2. An applicant must be physically, mentally and emotionally employable.
  3. An applicant must exhibit the mental and emotional maturity and literacy to successfully participate in classes.
  4. An applicant will be encouraged to pursue GED equivalency after graduation to aspire to higher job hire qualifications.
    (Some employers may require a High School or GED diploma for employment.) Applicant will be encouraged to participate in computer classes and/or other stand-alone classes for further training. All classes are available at Forward Training Center.
  5. An applicant must agree to a background check for acceptance into the program.
  6. An applicant can apply in The Works Program to determine if financial or other assistance is needed to complete the program.
  7. An applicant must be drug and alcohol free for this course. Random drug testing may be performed. If an applicant is found to be using drugs or alcohol he/she will be immediately dismissed from the program and be offered referral to an agency for treatment.
  8. Forward Training Center accepts applicants from all or no religious affiliation with no pressure to change their personal beliefs.

Process

Jobs for Life™ and Faith and Finances™ Classes

1. Application / Interview

Call or email to schedule interview. Interviews taken at Forward Training Center. Application is filled out at time of interview.

2. Contact

Interview team will contact those accepted in the class within a week with the dates and times.

Computer Classes

Call or email to inquire about class dates, times and availability.

GED Prep

Call or email to inquire about class dates, times and availability.

Reading and Writing Development

Call or email to inquire about setting up an appointment to meet your tutor.

It’s Free.

Classes and materials are provided at no charge.

Meals are furnished for most classes (inquire for details).

Childcare assistance may be available, inquire within.

Through generous donations of private contributors, we at Forward Training Center, a 501c3 nonprofit, give back to our community.

THAT MEANS YOU!

Any Questions?

What is Forward Training Center?
We are the one stop educational training center offering a variety of educational and occupational opportunities.
What is the mission of Forward Training Center?
The mission of Forward Training Center is to educate, support, and inspire life changing growth in men and women.
What is the vision of Forward Training Center?
– Equip students with tools to get jobs and keep jobs
– Provide money management skills to attain self sufficiency
– To teach foundational biblical principles pertaining to work and sustainability
– Provide one on one mentoring to encourage self-respect and dignity
– Instill the importance of giving back to the community through volunteering
What is the criteria for admission?
  1. An applicant must be willing to accept the program requirements in areas of responsibility and self-sufficiency with a desire to gain skills and knowledge for employment.
  2. An applicant must be physically, mentally and emotionally employable.
  3. An applicant must exhibit the mental and emotional maturity and literacy to successfully participate in classes.
  4. An applicant will be encouraged to pursue GED equivalency after graduation to aspire to higher job hire qualifications.
    (Some employers may require a High School or GED diploma for employment.) Applicant will be encouraged to participate in computer classes and/or other stand-alone classes for further training. All classes are available at Forward Training Center.
  5. An applicant must agree to a background check for acceptance into the program.
  6. An applicant can apply in The Works Program to determine if financial or other assistance is needed to complete the program.
  7. An applicant must be drug and alcohol free for this course. Random drug testing may be performed. If an applicant is found to be using drugs or alcohol he/she will be immediately dismissed from the program and be offered referral to an agency for treatment.
  8. Forward Training Center accepts applicants from all or no religious affiliation with no pressure to change their personal beliefs.
Who can be a student in the Forward Training Center program?
All qualified men and women regardless of age, race, or religious preference.

Men and women enroll in our classes to pursue further education to obtain longevity and better positions of employment.

Examples of people applying are those reentering the job force after being a stay at mom, widow/widower, those with disabilities, victims of family violence, those in poverty, and single parent with children, incarcerated, or recovering substance abuser.

What does a typical Forward Training Center Program look like?
Each class is professionally staffed with trained volunteers, and offers an environment conducive for learning.