Career Academy

Career Academy

 

The Career Academy is a two-week, 40-hour training program in which Blue Jacket provides job-readiness training - the soft skills that go anywhere with you!  As a result for graduating, we also provide transitional jobs, job placement, and pre- and post-placement services including education, skills and interest assessments, and personal and professional development.

The Career Academy focuses on:
  • Identifying skills and abilities
  • How to earn trust through time and effort
  • How to make a good first impression
  • How to set goals and make them SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, Time-managed)
  • Improving job searching strategies & tips for breaking into the hidden job market
  • Tips for filling out employment applications
  • How to sell oneself and appropriately discuss a criminal background
  • Building a resume, cover letter, and reference sheet
  • Expanding your network through employer roundtables
  • Mock interviewing with professionals from the community
  • Career and personality assessments to create a Career Action Plan
  • Hands-on simulated work projects

Successful completion of the Career Academy will move a candidate into Level 4, which is the highest level of availability through Blue Jacket Staffing, Blue Jacket's in-house staffing agency.

Enrollment

Interested in attending the Career Academy? Stop by Blue Jacket anytime to enroll. Questions? Contact us at (260) 744-1900. 

  • Blue Jacket graduate Tony helps newly enrolled clients find business professional clothing to meet the strict dress code guidelines as they take part in the Career Academy.

    Blue Jacket graduate Tony helps newly enrolled clients find business professional clothing to meet the strict dress code guidelines as they take part in the Career Academy.

  • Students participate in the Career Academy classroom in June 2012.

    Students participate in the Career Academy classroom in June 2012.

  • Students graduate from the Career Academy in December 2011 at the former Clinton Street location.

    Students graduate from the Career Academy in December 2011 at the former Clinton Street location.

  • Blue Jacket graduate Mary helps assemble clothes in the Clothing Bank as part of the hands-on portion of the Career Academy training.

    Blue Jacket graduate Mary helps assemble clothes in the Clothing Bank as part of the hands-on portion of the Career Academy training.

  • Blue Jacket graduate Tyrone gives a thank you speech at Graduation in late 2011 after completing 60 hours of training at the Career Academy.

    Blue Jacket graduate Tyrone gives a thank you speech at Graduation in late 2011 after completing 60 hours of training at the Career Academy.