★ Star has provided people with a supportive and positive environment to learn appropriate workplace attitudes, behaviors, financial planning, life skills and computer skills for over 22 years
★ STAR has helped over 1,400 adults from challenging economic environments improve time management, financial planning, technology and conflict resolution skills to help them gain and maintain employment.
★ Over 78% of program graduates report employment success within 15 months of graduation
STAR Offers the Following Programs:
Employment Readiness Program
The “Employment Readiness Program” is STAR’s original program. This program lasts for 6 Weeks and is offered 4 times/year. This programs targets adults and focuses on building computer skills, life skills, career readiness, and financial management.
Office Professionalism Program (OPP)
The Office Professionalism Program is designed for those students who excelled in the Employment Readiness Program. This program lasts for 3 weeks and is offered 3 times/year. This program allows students to have experience with real office projects, collaboration projects, public speaking, and time management.
This 2-day program is offered throughout the year. This “crash course” allows students to explore career pathways, participate in group activities, and hone some career skills, such as interviewing techniques, resume preparation and workplace readiness.
Financial Literacy Workshops
Two or 3-session workshops geared around financial goal setting, budgeting and spending plans, understanding credit, banking services, and decision-making on large purchases. These workshops take place throughout the year.
Computer Literacy Workshops
Our computer workshops take place throughout the year and range from computer basics, to internet and Windows-based learning. They typically range from 2 or 3 sessions total.
Employment and Education Readiness Program (EERP)
The EERP program is geared towards students who are between the ages of 18-24 years old. This program has been offered on site and we have also partnered with Coastal Plains Charter High School to offer the program at their location downtown.
This program focuses on preparing young adults for college and/or a career. Through role-play, lecture, group discussion, journaling activities, and individual presentations, we allow students to grow comfortable presenting, interacting with others, and honing in on their goals.