GCS Classes – as of July 2016
ORIENTATION TO GCS
Students coming in for the first time receive an overview of the vision and mission of GCS and the phases of life skills training available to them.
Mon 9:00—10:30 AM R. Nicholson
PERSONAL SURVIVAL SKILLS
Using a discussion group format, the focus is on development of positive feelings of self-worth with a reduction in guilt and anxiety. Goal setting, reaching out to others, acknowledgement of growth and enhancement of communication skills are emphasized.
Tue 9:00 – 10:30 AM R. Nicholson
Fri 9:00 – 10:30 AM
This class exposes individuals to a broad spectrum of uses and skills on the computer. The curriculum includes: Basic computer vocabulary, keyboarding, introduction to the internet, advanced internet, Gmail, job search, Microsoft Office skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Tues 10:30 AM – 11:30 R. Porter
Learn how to manage your finances. This class introduces you to a budget, and how to save money! Other topics include: What it means to be a good money manager, how to prepare a budget, how to balance your accounts, how to cut back on expenses, ideas for increasing your income, how to save more, how to set financial goals
Wed 9:00 - 10:30 AM I. Koiman
RESUME WRITING/INTERVIEW COACHING
Students do an inventory of their skills, personal strengths and knowledge, and then build a professional resume during the first meeting. At the second meeting, students learn the basics of successfully interviewing for jobs. Free resume typing services offered. 1x1 meetings by appointment.
Mon 10:30 - 11:30 AM GCS Staff
GED Preparation tutoring is available for adults who want to challenge the GED examinations.
Tues—Thurs 9:30–10:30 AM E. DeLeon
Students work on reading and writing skills as well as improving on their vocabulary.
Thurs 9:30 - 11:00 AM E. DeLeon
CLOTHES CLOSET/DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Provides clothing for men & women for employment interviews, for work and church.
Tue/Thurs 10:00—11:45 AM GCS Volunteer
HAIRCUTS FOR SUCCESS
Free hair cuts done by local hair stylist (Donations accepted)
1st Monday every month
Targeted and individualized goal setting pertaining to employment, job retention and stability. Involves working one-on-one meetings and working with the GCS Vocational/Career Speciaist.
Mon-Wed 9:00—2:00 PM GCS Staff