PROFESSIONAL TRAINING MINISTRY HELPS PEOPLE ADAPT TO A CHANGING LABOR MARKET
(NCSA Brazil) Professional Training Ministry is providing free classes the first Saturday of every month to people of all ages who are looking to find new work in the changing labor market in Campinas, Brazil.
More than 420 people have participated this year alone. Of those, 320 have already found work after receiving the training. The Professional Training Ministry (MOP is the abbreviation used for it in Portuguese) has five modules that deal with subjects such as: self-awareness, how to make and share your resume, how to interview well, the professional profile that the market today wants, and how to plan to reach your dreams.
The practical classes are given by a group of five volunteers who are highly trained to offer professional training, psychological and spiritual support completely free of charge. In one of the presentations the participants learn to identify their qualities and how to identify them on their resume to set them apart from other candidates. Another area of training has to do with the common questions asked in interviews. The participants leave the classes knowing how to act in each phase of the hiring process.
Nivaldo Augusto was one of the participants in the most recent cycle of classes, and said that the training opened his heart and mind, “I was totally depressed. I felt like a failure, broken, like my professional life was garbage, and it was reflected in my life and in everything around me. This course was what I was missing in my life.”
MOP was created in 2005 and still offers individual training today. Those who are interested receive every kind of support necessary, always personalized and free of charge. In addition, the courses include all materials and meals.
Source: Central Campinas Church of the Nazarene (www.nazareno.com.br)
Translation: Paul Clark