Making It Work Program
Making It Work (MIW) is a four-week, 20 day job readiness program for Food Supplement Program (formerly Food Stamps) recipients.
The program aims to prepare participants to enter and succeed in the workforce.
- The following classes are offered in the program:
- Skills Assessment
- Resume Building
- Interviewing Techniques
- Job Search Strategies
- Computer Literacy
- Problem Solving
Making It Work provides each participant with a coordinator who assists by providing referrals to outside agencies, identifying goals for the future and working on strategies to achieve these goals.
The program offers bus tokens, job placement assistance and on-site child care for ages six weeks to four years.
Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Young Parent Support Center located at 201 Back River Neck Road in Essex, Maryland.
Orientation takes place on Mondays, which is required prior to starting the program.
Denise Olson, Making it Work Coordinator