Scores of Milwaukeeans are finding jobs in Sheboygan County through The Joseph Project, a grass roots program inspired by Robert L. Woodson Sr.’s book “The Triumphs of Joseph” about community-based initiatives.
In the effort, churches host week-long class sessions to teach job-seekers the “soft skills” that help them in job interviews and in their beginning steps on the career ladder. If successful in the class, graduates are provided an interview with at least one of five participating firms.
The program has already changed several lives. Alumni of the program were invited to speak to the newest recruits to share their experiences.
Seeing the success and recognizing the potential of the program, the SCEDC recently gifted two minivans to nearly double the capacity of the initiative. Every week Greater Praise Church of God in Christ in Milwaukee makes 24 round trips placing 9,000 miles per month transporting roughly 50 people to work from Milwaukee to jobs in Sheboygan County.
Read more about The Joseph Project on Sheboygan Press.