Education & Employment Program

Carpenter’s Education and Employment Program helps homeless individuals increase their knowledge and achieve appropriate skills and certification to enhance their employability and thrive in the community.

 

Employment

For residents who are not employed or are seeking better employment, Carpenter’s offers a variety of employment workshops designed to teach clients the skills necessary to find and maintain full-time employment.


Workshops focus on the following skill sets:

  • Resume building
  • Job searching
  • Interviewing skills
  • On the job skills
  • Communicating with co-workers
  • Problem solving

Individual job mentors are available for clients who require special attention. If you are interested in becoming a job mentor, please contact Kelly McDermott, Volunteer Coordinator at KellyMcDermott@carpentersshelter.org or (703) 548-7500 X213.

 

Education

Carpenter’s Shelter believes that education is the key to an independent life. An integral part of the Education Program is the Carpenter’s Education Fund. Since 2005, Carpenter’s Education Fund* has awarded over $130,000 to pay for school tuition, living stipends, books and computers. Carpenter’s Shelter also offers GED and other standardized test tutoring to all clients. In addition, Carpenter’s offers Life Skills classes like financial literacy, parenting classes, health education and nutrition classes.