No one chooses to be unemployed. But unfortunately, because of trends in the job market and lack of training in key areas for aspiring workers, many of us will probably face unemployment at some point in ours lives. The fact is in the year 2014, there will not be enough skilled workers to meet the demand of the workforce, yet unemployment rates are high across the nation.
Daniel Webster stated that “Employment gives health, sobriety and morals. Constant employment and well-paid labor produce, in a country like ours, general prosperity, content, and cheerfulness.”
Our Community Technology Center continues to allow 150 persons access to free computer use for employment and other purposes. Our Job Readiness Workshops, internships and technical skills training programs is key and assist in preparing program participants to enter or re-enter the workforce.
This year AACF has extended our funding base somewhat to include the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Much has been done, but much more is required to fulfill our mission of providing vocational skills training and job placement at a living wage to all our participants.
AACF Board of Directors