The program is designed for former offenders employed in low-level jobs who want to climb higher on the employment ladder. The program includes a process of coaching and personal empowerment, along with guidance in selecting courses and workshops which ultimately render them with vocational or other certification. This provides participants with practical tools to obtain jobs that optimally reflect their aspirations and abilities in a way that will improve their self-image and lifestyle.
• Group workshop
• Personal vocational training
• Accompaniment by mentors
• Seeking professional training
The process includes:
• Creating an employment vision
• Examining the programming of a professional direction based on life experience and the desires and abilities of the participant
• Financial management
• Clarification, locating, and raising funding for relevant professional training
• The program is tailor-made for each participant. It can range from an internal change in the employment experience to comprehensive changes in the line of work.
Here is what some other graduates have to say about their personal experience with Comeback’s programs.
“I had a lot of ideas about things I wanted to do in my life, but I was scattered and disorganized. In a long process at Comeback, I learned to organize all the projects I set for myself. We created a written work plan: annual, quarterly, monthly, and weekly. I learned to arrange tasks according to their level of importance. Beyond that, I was able to realize and express many qualities I never knew I had. I learned how to live a more stable and fulfilling life.”
“I came to Comeback with the goal of obtaining the tools to open a coffee shop. I realized that I had to learn how to do the paperwork and not just manage the employees. After a long search, I found a place to manage, but it did not work out. I learned a lot about myself. This insight will accompany me in the future. Today I am a deputy manager in a management track in a nationwide chain of stores.”
“When I came to Comeback, I wanted to realize my dream of opening and operating a convenience store. While thinking about what to do on a daily basis, I realized that it was not what I wanted to do. What I really wanted was to advance in my place of work. As Arabic is my mother tongue, we discovered that my main barrier was Hebrew. I therefore took a Hebrew languish course. With the help of Comeback, I now have much more self-confidence, and I believe in my ability. It is felt at work and, most importantly, at home with my children.”