Employment Coaching

Job readiness, employment training, and assistance looking for job are essential parts of what is offered at a Financial Opportunity Center. A job and opportunities for advancement are the platform that supports a family's financial well-being, and employment services are the initial reason many clients begin working with an FOC. The tools in this section's listings can be used by clients and/or staff to improve their employment situation.



Employer Connection Plan


A five-page PDF, this paper outlines how BCO staff can form strategic relationships and partnerships with employers. Created by Accenture for LISC, it goes step-by-step through how to identify, reach out to and work with employers, including incorporating their input and ideas into training. PDF


Traditional education for information and communication technology (ICT) is being augmented with bootcamps, massive open online courses, apprenticeships, and integrated technical and experiential programs. This report, published by JPMorgan Chase, draws on research and experts. PDF


Market Scan Package: National Information Technology and National Health Information


This report provides an overview of the state of information technology and health care as career opportunities for participants in a Bridges to Career Opportunities program. Created by Accenture for LISC, it covers the market landscape, employment trends, occupation demand, top employers and more, all through the frame of career pathways and required skills for BCO clients. PDF



Career Development Course

The career development program at Instituto del Progresso Latino is a four-week, practical introduction to computers, financial and job readiness. This syllabus includes the list of the basics the course covers—from proper typing techniques to using search engines to body language in an interview.

Syllabus | Lesson Plans | Competencies Checklist


Designed for an employment coach, this workbook gives detailed instructions on how to run a series of three workshops on choosing a career, including activities, handouts, worksheets and examples. An appendix gives information on more resources and budgeting numbers. PDF