About Training Futures
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Training Futures is a nationally recognized, workforce development solution with proven results, providing a critical pathway to living-wage jobs for high-potential, underemployed individuals. Graduates provide employers a diverse hiring pipeline with the proven ability to adapt to new environments, learn technical skills and work to achieve professional excellence.
Watch Suzy Mead, Training Coordinator at Training Futures, talk about the program's dynamic, long-lasting impact for trainees and for the employers excited to take them on board.
Training Futures was launched in 1996 and has since trained over 1,700 people from diverse backgrounds and experience. Over 89% of graduates have secured full time employment in an office environment. The employment rate of graduates far exceeds those of other national programs, placing Training Futures in the top performing echelon.
Training Futures is an innovative 6 month curriculum in a simulated office environment. The program has two primary goals:
- To meet the needs of metropolitan area employers who seek qualified entry level workers.
- To help under-employed or unemployed people secure a rewarding career, potential for professional advancement and permanent employment.
The Training Futures curriculum comprises accredited courses in computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite 2013), records management, office administration, business and professional communication, organizational behavior, and medical terminology. The Manassas site offers two additional accredited courses on health care delivery systems and healthcare information systems and technology. Training Futures also offers non-credit courses in business English, business math and keyboarding, as well as weekly professional development workshops and an adaptation of Toastmasters. Trainees receive performance reviews and are expected to dress professionally, arrive on time, complete office assignments and interact professionally with staff and fellow trainees. Trainees are also provided one-on-one support during their job search with assistance in resume writing, interviewing and business etiquette.
Additionally, trainees gain valuable direct business work experience through the internship program. This program provides interns to local businesses and hospitals within the community, who can provide an environment that supports additional exposure
For Training Futures Internships, please contact Julie Mullen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-748-2628. Click herefor a Statement of Work Form.