Job Search Skills Training
Have you been looking for a job with no results? Do you know how to make a good impression at an interview? Are you familiar with online job applications? Do you know where the best places are to look for jobs? Learn about these issues and more. This training is aimed at job seekers who do not have a high school diploma or GED and are working with us to improve their literacy skills. It is free to any Washington County resident. Call (276) 944-5144 for more information.
Resources for the Job Seeker
For a pocket resume form to take with you to interviews, click here.
Evaluate yourself to prepare to apply for a job. Take a look at our Job Readiness Evaluation form.
Reading and Writing Tutoring
Did you have to drop out of high school to help your family? Or maybe you didn’t like school and left as soon as you could. Either way, you may have found it hard to manage without good reading and writing skills. If you’re over 18 and a resident of Washington County or work in the county, you are eligible for free help. We will determine your level to start you with a tutor. You will meet with our volunteer tutor for one or two days weekly for between one and two hours per session. We’ll help you gain the reading skills you need to get a good job or to be able to help your children with their homework. Just call us at (276) 944-5144 to set up an appointment.
Changing lives one word at a time.
Reading to the dogs is an event held during the months of April and May each year for K-2 grade students at all seven Washington County Elementary Schools. This project is in partnership with therapy Dogs International and is designed to give children an opportunity to read out loud to a Tail Waggin’ Tutor.
The kids loved reading to the dogs, and just being near them. We are very grateful to the many volunteers who take the time to bring their dogs to school and encourage good reading habits in children.