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Education, Job Prep and Training

Job Readiness

Assisting those in search of meaningful employment or considering a career change with the help of volunteer career mentors, training and presentations, and job fairs. This free program strives to enliven Catholic social justice in ways that strengthen individuals, families and communities.

What We Do

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” - Colossians 3:23

In 2008, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) created a jobs ministry known as Christians Are Networking (CAN), and is now known as the Job Readiness Program. The Job Readiness Program (JRP)mission is to support, through faith-based ministry, people who are in career transition, providing a venue where they can prayerfully share job seeking ideas, leverage relationship capital (contacts, business referrals), and find opportunities to engage a broader network for mentoring and identifying employment opportunities.

Ashburn

Evening sessions are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Theresa School, 21370 St. Theresa Lane. For more information, contact Raelene Wagoner at can@sainttheresaparish.com.

Culpeper

Evening sessions are held every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Precious Blood Parish Hall, 114 E Edmondson St, Culpeper, VA 22701. Please Esmie Roth at ebroth2015@gmail.com

Christ House

Evening sessions for the men in our Christ House Transformational Housing Program. Sessions are every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. to volunteer please sign up here! These sessions are restricted to the residents of the Christ House Men's Transitional Housing Program.

Falls Church

Evening sessions at St. Philip Catholic Church. On hiatus, please email volunteer@ccda.net for more information.

Looking for help with job readiness?

JRP is open to the public. These services are free for session participants.

JRP provides free, prayerful support and skilled advice for job seekers in discerning vocations, effective resume and cover letter writing, the art of self-marketing, interviewing and networking skills, and salary negotiation techniques. Clients include new graduates, veterans, and displaced and under-employed workers.

We can bring volunteer job readiness coaches to your parish for drop-in one-on-one sessions! Contact us at volunteer@ccda.net.