Become Unstoppable–With the Help of Others.

LifeWorks is an innovative training course for men and women that are underemployed, stuck in their job, or unemployed. It’s a different kind of training that opens up a whole new world of career possibilities, connecting you with the people and resources that can help prepare you for what you were created to do. We invite you to apply now for this no-cost, life-changing training course. Our network of 200+ Employers are waiting to meet you.

LifeWorks is The Way Up.

Much more than an employability class, LifeWorks is like career boot camp—with a team of friendly Coaches. It’s based on the belief that all people are created and designed by God with particular strengths and abilities for success in work and life. And the key to that success is when others show you the way--a different, better way. For example, do you think you need a college degree to get into a good career? During LifeWorks training you’ll learn about specialized training you didn’t know existed, for some of the hottest, most in-demand career fields. You’ll get connected to people and resources that can help you discover where you could thrive, to get you on the right path. The Way Up is different than you think--and LifeWorks is the first step.

How It Works

LifeWorks Training was developed by The Jobs Partnership, a non-profit organization, and is led by qualified and trained instructors, community leaders and pastors. The course is valued at $2,000--yet it’s offered completely free to qualified Students, thanks to our generous Financial Partners. It meets one evening per week for 12 weeks in locations around Central Florida, and includes access to Coaches who help guide and encourage you throughout the course.

Attending the course is just the beginning. You’ll attend exclusive Student events such as our Career Fair with our Employer Partners, Resource Fair with our Educational and Community Resources, and more. And you’ll have opportunities to meet and interview with our Employer Partners as well as access job postings as a preferred Student on our Orlando Jobs Connection website. As you complete the course, you’ll be personally guided through our Career Pathways process to determine your next best step. You may also qualify for an OnRamp to specialized training for a high-demand career, or you can apply for career opportunities with our extensive network of Employers. All of this and more is here for you, providing a bridge not just to a new career, but a new life.

Course valued at $2000 per student yet it's offered completely free

LIFEWORKS TRAINING

1. LifeWorks Classes

Students attend our training course provided by The Jobs Partnership in collaboration with Churches and Volunteer Teams.

CAREER PATHWAYS

2. Career Pathways

The Jobs Partnership team, Churches and Volunteers assist Graduates in determining their next steps through our Career Pathways process.

TRAINING OR EMPLOYMENT

3. A Better Life

“My life works.” Graduates become unstoppable on a new path to career and life success, with more opportunities than ever on The Way Up.

Success Stories

"I was a young single mom without a job when I found out about LifeWorks. A few weeks into the training, I got hired by one of the Employer Partners. During that time I was learning about my own God-given abilities, and through a Career OnRamp, I was able to go to school to earn a certificate in the field of healthcare. Meanwhile, the team at Jobs Partnership was working behind the scenes on my behalf with a leading hospital to line up a full-time position with benefits. I am now a Health Unit Coordinator with the goal of continuing my training to be a nurse!" - 2013 graduate Jasmine

"I made some bad decisions in my life, was really negative and had a hard time trusting anyone. I heard about LifeWorks and thought this could be a way to get ahead. What I didn’t expect was how much my world opened up—not only by what I was learning but by the people I was meeting. The coaches believed in me, encouraged me and even helped me to get into my dream career." - 2005 graduate David

"I kept hitting roadblocks in my life—no new opportunities with work, and I just couldn’t figure out how to get ahead. I found out about LifeWorks through a friend, and I thought, “What have I got to lose?” When I started attending the course I didn’t know what to expect, but what I found was so much more than I thought it was. The teachers and coaches opened up a whole new world of opportunities and showed me that my past doesn’t have to predict my future. After I graduated, I was even hired by one of the Employer Partners of The Jobs Partnership, and ended up meeting my wife through my work there! Through it all, I’ve had a network of coaches to lean on when I need it. I thought I needed a better job—what I got is a better life." - 2011 graduate Paul

"I moved here with my 2 kids looking for a better life. I found out about LifeWorks through a neighbor, and since I had no friends or family nearby I thought it could help to expand my network. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. With the help of my Coaches I went from barely making it to being hired in a full-time a career with benefits, which enabled me to purchase a home for our family. I’ve also recently started my own dream business!" - 2003 graduate Eliza

Schedule


Meeting either Tuesday or Thursday evenings 6-9PM from Aug 30 to Nov 21, 2016

Fall 2016 Classes

North Orange County – Tuesday evenings
Killarney Elementary
2401 Wellington Blvd
Winter Park, Florida 32789


East Orange County – Thursday evenings
Valencia College School of Public Safety
8600 Valencia College Ln
Orlando, Florida 32825


South Orange County – Tuesday evenings
First Baptist Church Pregnancy Center
3125 Bruton Blvd Suite B
Orlando, Florida 32805


West Orange County – Thursday evenings
Hiawassee Elementary School
6800 Hennepin Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32818



Meeting either Tuesday or Thursday evenings 6-9PM from February 28 to May 25, 2017

Spring 2017 Classes

North Orange County – Tuesday evenings
Killarney Elementary
2401 Wellington Blvd
Winter Park, Florida 32789


East Orange County – Thursday evenings
Valencia College School of Public Safety
8600 Valencia College Ln
Orlando Florida 32825


South Orange County – Tuesday evenings
First Baptist Church Pregnancy Center
3125 Bruton Blvd Suite B
Orlando, Florida 32805


West Orange County – Thursday evenings
Hiawassee Elementary School
6800 Hennepin Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32818



FAQ’s

What are the qualifications for becoming a LifeWorks Student?

Qualifications for participation in the LifeWorks class are:

  • H.S. diploma or GED
  • U.S. citizen or “right to work”
  • Stable housing
  • Some work history
  • Ability to read/write English
  • No felonies in past 5 years
  • No current drug/alcohol addictions
  • Willingness to learn
What kinds of things will I learn and experience in LifeWorks?
  1. Mentor relationship with a volunteer Coach
  2. Professional skills and abilities assessment
  3. Comprehensive career plan
  4. Financial management tools
  5. Communication and relationship skills
  6. How to pursue a career path opportunity
  7. Career search strategies
  8. How to prepare for an interview
  9. How to create a professional resume
  10. Receive an interview outfit
  11. Private Resource Fair with Community and Educational Partners
  12. Private Career Fair with Employer Partners
  13. Private interview days with Employer Partners
  14. Access to specialized training and careers
  15. Access to current online job openings with network of employers
  16. Free online career search tools
  17. Access to alumni support network
How much is the course?

LifeWorks Training is free for Students, as they are sponsored by our generous business, church and individual supporters. The majority of the expenses related to the course are covered by our church partners.

When and where do the classes meet?

The 3-hour classes meet on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings for 12 weeks. Specific locations and nights are announced at Student Orientation and usually involve neighborhood centers, churches and local businesses.

Do I have to be a Christian to attend the course?

No, but we want you to know that our entire organization is based on Biblical principles and the majority of our instructors for the Life portion of the class are pastors serving with our church partners.

If I go through the training, will you guarantee me a job at the end?

No. We are not a placement agency, though our Students do attend a private Career Fair where they have exclusive access to our Employer Partners, enjoy interview coaching and private Interview Days, receive personalized guidance through our Career Pathways process, and can qualify for specialized training for a particular career path with an Employer Partner. Individuals who successfully complete LifeWorks are also eligible for lifelong-use of our online job bank.

Do you provide money or scholarships for me to go back to school?

We do not pay for people to go back to school to further their education. However, through various Community and Educational Partners, you may be eligible, based on your household income, to receive a training voucher to cover industry-specific, specialized career training.

Do you offer classes during the day?

No, currently classes only meet during the evening.

Is there an age requirement to attend the class?

You must be 21 years of age, with some part-time or full-time work experience.

Do you provide childcare?

No, you will need to make arrangements. No exceptions.

Already a Student?

We encourage you to take full advantage of our exclusive Student Resources, which are available to you now and even after you graduate.