About the training
15 Sessions-typically Two days a week (75 hour) interactive training
This training helps you find which skills and supports you need to be effective in the workplace. It can help you decide what job and what career. direction is right for you.
Each person comes into the world with the ability and desire to make a certain kind of contribution to the world around him/her. Find your strengths through a rigorous process.
Topics include goal setting, identifying and obtaining the right job match, developing a resume, creating a cover letter, interviewing and job hunting skills and more!
Free training & Lunch
This training is sponsored by and provided to participants free of charge. Lunch and snacks are also provided.
About the Gathering Inspiring Future Talent (G.I.F.T.) training
for young adults striving to move forward in their lives and searching for satisfying career options. Kim partners with individuals to recognize their interests, skills and abilities in a very strength based and life- affirming ways to realize what they are good at and how they can contribute these “gifts” to the community in the form of identifying the right job match. The training helps young adults decide what career direction they want to go in and help them recognize and take action steps toward what they would like to achieve. With continued support throughout the process of: job interviews, promotions, and overall career coaching. Kim is highly involved with the training of Peer Mentors and helping individuals with lived experience effectively transition and be successful in the workforce.
Based on the amount of students who obtain jobs during and after taking the training
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the training?
The G.I.F.T. training is a 75-hour training spanned out over 15 sessions, typically two days a week.
What are the hours of the training?
The training runs from 10:00AM-3:00PM
What if I can't make a session?
It is important to attend all training days, however life happens and our trainers will schedule to meet with you one-on-one to go over the material missed in class. In the event of more than two absences you are welcome to restart the training at our next scheduled date.
What age group do you target?
We train young adults from the ages of 16-26, but exceptions can be made in some cases.
How do I qualify for this training?
If you are a young adult struggling with mental health and/or addiction challenges you qualify to take this training.
How much does it cost?
The training is at no cost to the participants. The training is available to be sponsored by any organization who is interested. Past sponsors include The Department of Mental Health (DMH), Justice Resource Institute (JRI), Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) and Vinfen.
Where does this training take place?
Trainings are held in various locations throughout Massachusetts to be determined by sponsoring organization. Due to the Covid-19 crisis we may move the training to a virtual platform on a as needed basis.
I'm in high school/college. Can I receive credit for taking this training?
Great question! We have collaborated with educational institutions in the past to allow high-school/college students to receive credits for taking our training.