STARS – Class 15 “The Chosen Ones”

Congratulations STARS Graduates!

Graduates have obtained OSHA 10, Forklift, Core Carpentry and Carpentry 1 certifications, have their own basic tolls, safety equipment and 19 weeks of hands on experience working on numerous remodels and building homes with Habitat for Humanity.

The S.T.A.R.S (S.uccess T.raining A.nd R.etention S.ervices) program is a 20- day workplace simulator designed to support clients with the necessary skills to secure and retain necessary employment. All of the provided programs are designed to help clients at their point of entry and lead them through job training, case management, and other related services.

The goal is to achieve economic stability through living wage employment.  STARS has three phases:

1) attitudinal training, including problem solving, critical thinking, self-awareness and interpersonal skills;

2) professional skills, including communication, decision-making, workplace ethics and professional etiquette; and

3) work readiness, including career planning, labor market information, resume writing, and interview skills. STAR’s emphasis on job readiness is based off a national model, and has been proven to increase participants’ job placement and retention rates.