Job training program leads way out of poverty

If you are struggling to find a job and get out of poverty, the Bartholomew County United Way and LIncoln Central Neighborhood Family Center are offering a week-long workshop next week to help you make that transition.

The Bartholomew County Works program teaches people skills they need to pull themselves to self-sufficiency. Dawn Bierberle, self-sufficiency coach at Lincoln Central facilitates the workshop. She says they cover professionalism, resumes and job interviews. Each student will receive three mock interviews during the week with local human resources professionals.


She said after the conclusion of the program, organizers will work to help participants land a job. Bieberle said 89 percent of those who have taken the program since 2014 have been able to find and keep a job.

Classes next week run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday¬†and participants have to commit to being there all week.¬†There is still time to apply for next week’s class or the next class will be in April.

You can call 812-379-1630