Michael Barlow Center / Training Programs
Employment Preparation Training:
This four-week, 60-hour employment preparation training program is a component of Inspiration Corporation. Employment Preparation Training provides individuals at the Michael Barlow Center with soft skills critical to succeeding in today’s workplace. Each year 150 students complete this training program.
The Michael Barlow Center has an 18-station, state-of-the-art computer lab with internet and email capabilities to assist participants in finding job openings, preparing resumes, and completing applications on line. On a continuing basis, formal classes are offered to teach basic computer skills, including Hardware & Windows; Internet & Email; MS Word; Excel and Advanced Word.
The Michael Barlow Center currently offers two skills training programs. Greenworks: Building Maintenance for the Future is offered four times per year and Basic Culinary Skills is offered three times per year. Each session can accommodate approximately 15 students. Both of these programs are designed to reintroduce participants into the workforce as soon as possible.
- Greenworks: Building Maintenance for the Future: This 10-week training program prepares individuals for entry-level positions in building maintenance, construction, and related fields.
- Basic Culinary Skills: This is eleven-week, 220-hour program prepares individuals for entry level positions in the food service industry.