Ready2CONNECT, Inc. is a non-profit organization that focuses on career readiness for families facing unemployment and underemployment barriers in Effingham & West Chatham Counties. The organization offers a 3 month, community-based, customized case management career development program: CONNECT (Community Network Navigation Empowerment Career Training). With open enrollments held quarterly, the CONNECT Program includes a 12 week, 100 hour career readiness curriculum in which participants acquire skills and tools necessary to help them acquire and retain employment.
Unique to CONNECT is the financial component of HELP (Hope for Everyone Looking for Provisions). HELP is a community supported program that provides a variety of work resources and support services for CONNECT participants as they transition to financial independence. To receive assistance from HELP, participants must commit to “Give Back” to the program and community by volunteering a minimum of 4 hours per week for the duration of the 3 month career program at various partnering community organizations, which also serve as soft-skills training sites.