Career Advancement Program

Empowering you to choose the career you want.

The Career Advancement Program (CAP) provides intensive vocational counseling for adults ages 19-35. This person-centered employment program encourages participants to work toward independent, self-sufficient lives

CAP is a tuition-based program and scholarships are available. Reach out to learn more.

We help you:
  • Develop and implement job search strategies
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in an employment and social setting
  • Increase self-awareness of resources to cope with life’s challenges
  • Increase knowledge of financial and housing options

We Help You Get to Where You Want to Be

Learning Objectives

At the end of the CAP program, you will be able to:

  • Develop and implement job search strategies
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in an employment and social setting  
  • Increase self-awareness of resources to cope with life’s challenges
  • Increase knowledge of financial and housing options  

Services

• Career counseling  

• Interpersonal skills, conflict resolution and critical thinking

• Interview coaching

• Networking

• Remote work training

• Resume development  

• Self-advocacy training

• Virtual work training

• Volunteer and internship opportunities

Support Services

  • Case management—housing, food, clothing and transportation
  • Financial literacy
  • Mental health—individual and group counseling  (with parents when appropriate)  
  • College Readiness Program (special add on)


Common Questions about CAP

Can anyone join this program?
I cannot afford the tuition.  Can I receive help? 
Will you help me look for a job during this program?

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Please complete the Employment Services Intake form to begin receiving services from JFS Houston. Your information is kept confidential. JFS Employment Services provides client information only to authorized public funding agencies or, with your knowledge, to a potential employer as part of a referral to a job possibility.

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