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The pivot to online programming was forced on all of us this March. At Opportunity Junction, this meant quickly developing the infrastructure to deliver training, career counseling, and employer introductions over the Internet. We're committed to studying the outcomes of these involuntary experiments.
In 2011, just before her 8th anniversary working as a school bus operator and trainer for First Student in Richmond, Gwenette Moore suffered an injury that took her out of work.
Gwen was eager to get a new job, but realized she needed to update her skills to get into the administrative field.
She enrolled in Opportunity Junction's Administrative Careers Training program.
At Opportunity Junction, our job seekers are determined to get back into the job market and launch their careers.
Job training classes are successfully operating remotely. Our candidates are successfully earning positions with a number of our employer partners.
The pandemic has made things more difficult for our job seekers and alumni. Fully 77% of our alumni and job seekers report employment-related needs for themselves or a household member. We are committed to meeting those needs, and you can help!
We are proud and grateful to announce the following new grants and funding partnerships:
Ahlsten Foundation: The Ahlsten Foundation is a new donor to Opportunity Junction, providing an unrestricted grant which the organization will use to address critical needs. The Ahlsten Foundation has a passion and a vision for a better world through the support of education, the improvement of health, and the alleviation of human suffering.