26 Jan Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) Receives $25,000 Grant From the State of Missouri Department of Corrections, Community Reentry Fund
Posted at 17:52h in Industry News, Success StoriesMetro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the State of Missouri Department of Corrections, Community Reentry Fund to support their Learning to Earning employment program. Learning to Earning is a client-focused employment services program. Clients can take job readiness classes to learn how to improve their resumes and their interview preparation. Staff teaches clients about strategically searching for appropriate positions and about the online application process. MLM provides computer skills training to those who need it in order to complete these applications. Staff help clients fill out applications and track their job search progress through logs. A phone bank is available to clients to make follow up contact to potential employers to call about the status of application and try to set up interviews. Frequently, clients need to be encouraged to take this step and guided on how to do this without seeming pushy. Bus passes are available to clients who need to travel to and from interviews.