The Salvation Army Education & Workforce Development Center will launch in September 2017. This is a new expression of services, which builds on our foundation of basic life-skills training. The mission of The Salvation Army Education and Workforce Development Center is to provide quality, innovative, education and training activities that exceeds the needs of our students through cross-agency partnerships; that will help them achieve their long-term employment goals and financial self-sufficiency. We are focused on building a pipeline of qualified participants who can fill Birmingham’s entry-level jobs and this new program is open to Salvation Army clients and the local Birmingham community.
The Education & Workforce Development Center will provide a range of administrative, counseling, and supportive services through its partners and partnering agencies. Workforce Development is crucial for participant success and their development of work and life management skills. Workforce Development is at the heart of The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope. Not only are we dedicated to developing great employees, we are also dedicated to developing individuals who are able to sustain employment not only through job readiness preparedness, but also life skills and educational training. The program will include education and workforce assessments, education and career counseling, basic life skills training, pre-GED and literacy assessments, GED courses with a diploma option, vocational training, certification opportunities, job placement, and associate degree programs.
We are currently looking for partners in the community whose mission and goals align with the mission of the Education & Workforce Development Center. Our facility has seven fully-equipped classrooms available for use by partners willing to bring their programs to our site. We are looking for organizations and companies that offer educational courses to partner with as we continue to develop our education and workforce development curriculum. If you are interested in partnering, class offerings or job skill training, please contact Shanavia Moore at 205.328.2420 or Shanavia.Moore@uss.SalvationArmy.org.