Photo Above: Yakleen joins her group for mock interviews, a chance to practice for the real thing with professional volunteers in the community and beyond.
Technology allowed the moms in Climb’s recent Teton Area Professional Office Careers training to connect virtually and immerse themselves in the skills to excel in a variety of professional settings. Their curriculum included robust computer training in a variety of software applications, as well as the fundamentals of business operations and what it takes to manage an office. To prepare for their new careers, Climb staff worked individually with each mom to provide support with housing resources, dental care, additional mental health services, and more. Many of the participants came to Climb feeling extremely isolated in facing the stress of poverty, and the group quickly bonded together in the shared experience of getting ready to enter the workforce with the tools for success.
“I learned so much, I’ve changed so much, I have a different perspective on life. Now I know that hope exists.”
-Yakleen, Teton Area Graduate
100% Graduation Rate
for the Teton Area’s latest Professional Office Careers training
Professional Office Careers Training Included:
Office Management and Business Operations
Microsoft Office™ and QuickBooks®
Life skills classes to prepare moms for long-term employment success (ex. problem solving, organization, time management, and planning)
Bank of Jackson Hole
Friends of the Teton River
Mike’s Body Shop, Inc.
St. John’s Health
Photos Above: A volunteer who helps moms find professional attire for work consults with Vicky on what to wear for her interview. (Middle): Moms in the Teton Area’s latest training participate in a class on understanding your personality type for success in the workplace. (Bottom): During a life skills class, Diana shares her hopes and fears for a new career.