Career Boot Camp Boosts Job Prospects

Nebraska’s Urban League is running a virtual Career Boot Camp, starting Monday, August 31. The two week program teaches job readiness skills, resume building and interviewing techniques. Participants receive a stipend to complete the program and they’re offered assistance in making connections and applying for jobs. Rozlynn Bredow, with the Urban League, said the pandemic has wiped out some jobs and workers need to be prepared to shift gears. She said there are hundreds of jobs available. “Everybody needs something to hope for,” she said. Makayla Townsell took part in a camp about 8 years ago, when she had a gap in her employment record. The program put her back in the workplace and now she’s the main instructor at the Urban League’s Career Boot Camp.”I love working in the community I come from. I love to inspire others and I was once in those seats they’ll be in,” said … Read More