St. Vincent Clay Hospital recently announced the STAR Intensive program designed to provide job readiness skills to those throughout central Indiana.
The program, formerly serving Marion and Hamilton counties only, is now open to those living in Clay County to assist members of the community.
The St. Vincent STAR (Special Talents to Achieve and Rise) Intensive is a faith-based, two-week workshop, which will take place from July 18-31, in Indianapolis, followed by a six-week job shadowing experience in the community.
The program is offered free to those selected to participate.
Those interested in attending the event will be provided transportation to an Indianapolis hotel, where they will live and eat for two weeks free.
During the days, STARs will attend all-day sessions that will give them the skills and resources necessary to acquire employment at some point in the future.
Classes cover such issues as resume preparation, appropriate dress for the workplace, attitude, credit repair, transportation, child care, etc.
At the end of the two weeks, participants will join in a formal graduation ceremony, to which their families are invited. During the following six-week job shadowing experience in Brazil, participants will receive a small stipend to assist with some of their expenses during that time.
Candidates for the program must be able to complete the entire eight-week training, must be at least 18, must have no convictions for the last five years (criminal records will be checked), must pass a hospital-administered physical, including a drug and TB test and must have the equivalent of a 10th grade education.
Those successfully completing both portions of the program are not promised a job, but if they meet the requirements of a particular vacant position at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, they are welcome to apply and compete with other applicants.
The deadline for applications in the program is April 9.
To receive an application, call Ted Redenbarger at 442-2500.
For more information on the program, call STAR staff at 1-317-415-5775.