|United Way’s Project PASS will partner with Read To Succeed’s Adult Literacy Program and Linebaugh Library System to offer support in developing job skills.
Trained volunteers will be available at the Patterson Park Community Center Myrtle Lord Glanton Public Library from 10 a.m. until noon every Wednesday, June through September. Adults wanting help with job skills may come by during this time with no appointment required.
Sessions will include lessons in searching for employment in the newspaper and on the internet, resume writing, interviewing skills, business etiquette, and follow-up after an interview.
Read To Succeed volunteers will be providing services free of charge. This service is the result of a need in the community to have adult education in the area of career development.
“The community expressed a desire for job skills training and we are doing all we can to meet that need,” said Shelly Stanley, the Adult Literacy coordinator for Read To Succeed. Classes will be created for regular attendees by United Way’s Project PASS.
Project PASS, a United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ grassroots initiative, is designed to empower adults in the community. The implementation of Project PASS is a direct result of a community-wide needs assessment conducted by United Way, MTSU, and the Leadership Rutherford Class of 2006.
Read To Succeed, the community literacy collaborative in Rutherford County, will promote reading, with an emphasis on family literacy. This non-profit initiative supports literacy programs and fosters awareness of the importance of reading.
The Read To Succeed Adult Literacy Program will address the basic literacy needs of adults in Rutherford County who want to develop their skills for personal and/or career development. For more information visit www.readtosucceed.org or contact Stanley at 738-7323.