Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Job Readiness Program Graduates 16 in Shaw

Living Classroom Graduates Dressed for Success

In this season of hope and goodwill, Roadside Development salutes the second graduating class of 16 Shaw residents who participated in Living Classrooms Job Readiness program that took place the Gibson Plaza Learning Center. The graduates  are now interviewing for jobs in the hospitality, security, construction and retail fields.

This class was sponsored by Roadside Development and Clark Construction as part of our response to the more than 1700 people who have signed up for jobs at the Clark construction trailer at 7th and O Streets, NW.  The students learned important job/life skills such as interviewing, money management, time management and resume preparation.  As part of their job preparation, each student received a complete interviewing outfit.  After graduation, Living Classrooms follows up with participants for three years to assist with life and employment issues.  This is the second class that Roadside has sponsored this year.  Of the first class, 8 of the 14 were offered jobs working for Clark, Giant, and the VA.  Roadside is also pursuing an agreement with DC's Hospitality Highschool for its students.

We are proud of our graduates and wish them the best in 2013 and hope to see them working at the CityMarket at O Giant in November.

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