Getting a job always has its challenges and barriers. This is especially true for people dealing with poverty and other critical issues in their lives. The Life Skills & Career Development Center (LSCDC) tries to make this process easier and provide individuals with the tools and resources needed to land their next job. The Life Skills & Career Development Center is a space where clients can come to work on improving their professional job skills, tap into life skills and career counseling, apply for jobs, prepare for interviews, participate in job fairs, and improve their financial literacy. Personalized assistance is offered where clients Plot a Plan, which enables those individuals to achieve personal and/or professional success. Some plans may include learning how to use a computer, learning to type, building a resume, preparing for an interview, and learning to save money.
Once clients are ready to apply for jobs, most find work within three weeks, often using bus passes and wearing interview clothes provided by Catholic Charities. Those who need more time to hone skills are placed in the Marian House Works program, where they are paired with volunteers for special attention or given volunteer work within Catholic Charities.