JVS Human Services, one of the largest human service agencies in metro Detroit, will be expanding its latest Recharge! career development program aimed at mature workers, to those aged 45 and over. The four-week program was previously aimed at those aged 50 or over who are unemployed, underemployed or who want or need to change their careers. It has been expanded to include younger workers because of the pandemic’s effect on so many employees in the state.
“This session will be done on Zoom for the first time, but we are confident that our participants will get the kick-start that they need to reinvent their careers,” explained Sherrie James, career counselor for JVS Human Services. “Covid-19 has obviously had such a devastating effect on many employees, but we are here with practical help for those in mid-life who need to look at their working options in a new way.”
The program requires registration and $40 material fees and runs twice a week from 10 a.m. to noon. It will provide tools for participants to:
- Reconnect with their skills and interests
- Refresh their professional image and personal brand
- Restore belief in themselves during life transition
- Review the local job market
Since Recharge! launched in 2012, more than 275 individuals have gone through the program. Graduates who have reinvented themselves include a lawyer who became a CEO of a non-profit, and a Corporate America worker who became a fundraiser. To register for Recharge! email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248.233.4472; deadline is July 17, 2020.