Evans Center will be that place where teens and young adults find mentors who inspire them, teach them critical job skills, and connect them to employers.
The classrooms at Evans Center will host a youth job training program. Instruction will include how to complete job applications, enhanced communications and interview skills, and personal and professional ethics training.
The market will provide hands-on training for some of the program graduates. They will gain transferable job skills related to sales, customer service, inventory, and product presentation. They will experience teamwork and the value of strong work ethics.
Evans Center will connect other job training graduates to CareerSourceBrevard, where their programs can help the youth secure employment.
Evans Center leaders conducted a pilot job training program in fall 2014. Diamond Community School and Macedonia Baptist Church provided temporary venues for the program. There were 16 graduates.
The classroom space will also be used for community gatherings, health and wellness programs, and life enrichment classes (i.e. parenting, cooking).