Training in Employment and Soft Skills
What is TESS?
The Training in Employment and Softt Skills (TESS) is a federally-funded program providing classes focused on removing barriers and providing the tools and skills needed for long-term, sustainable self-sufficiency.
Participants will also prepare a resume and cover letter, job search techniques, interviewing skills, and other employment skills.
What Does TESS Do?
Offers up-to-date job search techniques
Guides through professional resume and cover letter development
Educates on practice job interview skills
Reinforces soft skills (work ethic, attitude, time management, teamwork)
Incorporates one-on-one career coaching support
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- Valid photo ID (driver’s license, NYS ID, benefits card, passport)
- Income level below 125% of federal poverty guidelines
- Proof of income (pay stubs, DHS budget sheet, Form 1040 tax return, 6 months of unemployment with W-2 or SSI statements)
After making an appointment, Shawn Futch (or someone on her team) will contact you with further information.