Empower U! improves job skills, self-image



August 30, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The adult education department at Allen Community College is looking to give people the “soft skills” they need to get back into the workforce.

Empower U! is a three-week, 12-class course meant to aid people who are looking to improve their interpersonal skills. While not limited to those who are looking for work, Adult Education Director Julia Martin said the class will look at resumes, interviewing skills and workplace etiquette.

Adult Education Instructor Karen Culver said the program was actually born out of Allen County’s Drug Court. District Court Judge Daniel Creitz came to ACC at the end of 2012, asking them to organize an educational portion of the Drug Court — which aims to help drug offenders out of addiction, while avoiding jail time.

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