—Mark Victor Hansen
Rockford Housing Authority Daddy/Daughter Project Runway Event
Strong Families Matter
Children reared in safe and nurturing families and neighborhoods, free from maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences, are more likely to have better outcomes as adults. The Daddy / Daughter Project Runway Event is one of four events that we will be hosting for RHA’s HUD Strong Family Initiative!
We want to focus on the relationship with daughters and fathers (or any male figure that’s positive in their life). Having a father or strong male presence is essential. Research shows that there’s an alarming number of women raising children as a single parent.
We want to take this moment to highlight our fathers and male role models in the lives of our young girls. The Project Runway Event will be a moment where they will be able to rip the red carpet, take a picture, eat, and celebrate!
Open to Girls Age 5 to 12 Save the date: July 24 and 25, 2020 Register to attend, Required
Launch Your Future with the Lifeforce Development Institute
The Rockford Housing Authority is proud to support and recomend the Lifeforce Development Institute’s Job/Career Readiness Skills-based training to both RHA Clients and Residents. The LDI Curriculum addresses the foundational skill gap in the workforce with a 12-week, hands-on learning program covering Job/Career Readiness Skills meeting the community’s workforce goals.
This Program includes:
- All Materials used in the Classroom
- Light Breakfast & Snacks
- Transportation Within 7 Miles
- Section 3 Self Certification
- Professional Development Mentor
- Job Shadowing
- Guaranteed enrollment in the RHA Financial Wellness Institute
- Finding Resources to help with barriers such as:
- Child care
- Criminal Record
- No high school diploma or GED
- No transportation
- Gaps in employment
- Housing or Homeless issues
- Long-term welfare recipient
- Job search skills
- Domestic violence
- Drug and/or alcohol abuse
Did you know...
75% of all long-term job success depends on soft skills? Soft skills are the most sought-after, yet hardest to find skills in the market today.
Launch My Future, as the phrase implies, are multiple intensive, accelerated training programs designed to move your life in a new direction.
The skills that are gained in the various programs offered by the RHA Human Services Department are pivotal to workplace success.
The Four Sought After foundational skills Companies Need Most
Foundational skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. While foundational skills can be difficult to quantify or measure, they are no less valuable than hard skills. In fact, many employers look at these skills when they consider hiring you or when they consider someone for a promotion. LinkedIn has determined the foundational skills companies need most using a combination of their own data and survey results. The LinkedIn data gathered from over 500+ million members identified the skills that companies were working the hardest to fill. By putting these billions of data points to good use, LinkedIn has created a “roadmap” for job seekers and workplace advancement. Leadership, Communication, Collaboration, and Time Management are the four most desired foundational skills that companies need today. Here are just a few of the foundational skills employers look for and that you will learn at the Lifeforce Development Institute:
Did you know...
that LinkedIn conducted a study, and of the 2,000 business leaders surveyed, 57% identified soft skills as being the most important to them.
- Expressing your needs, opinions, and preferences without offending others.
- Conveying a positive self-image to others.
- Identifying alternative courses of action.
- Following through with a plan or decision.
- Managing time effectively.
- Quickly and accurately identifying critical issues when making a decision or solving a problem.
- Creating innovative solutions to complex problems.
- Describing the importance of your needs, values, interests, strengths, and weaknesses.
What Does Launch My Future, Mean to You?
As you have seen, there are many examples of these important foundational skills. Together these job readiness & life skills are the difference between you getting an adequate job or your ideal job. Our community employers are looking for folks like you who can become their leaders. This leadership depends on many of these key foundational skills. Over 12 weeks, you will learn such things as positive attitude, adaptability, personal ethics, self-esteem, taking direction and accepting feedback. You will also learn how to overcome obstacles, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, punctuality and attendance. Through the Lifeforce Development Institute, we have seen that the knowledge gained helps you secure the right job and, eventually, a full-time position that was not attainable prior to the Lifeforce Development Institute’s initiative.
The LDI Curriculum
Learning these foundational skills will help you stay ahead of various changes and make the most of all the opportunities in the years ahead. The LDI Curriculum introduces you to a new way of viewing yourself and others. If you are lacking pre-employment skills such as teamwork, decision-making, and communication, then the curriculum will help you. If you want to become an even more effective employee, then LDI is for you!
If you are interested and want to Launch Your Future today, please click to the Registration page to start your application process. If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please view the FAQ page.