Career Cruising

The Saginaw County Business & Education Partnership participated in SwingShift with the Stars in 2016. Raising more than $15,000 in profits, the funds are being allocated to Career Cruising for Saginaw County students.

Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life. Career Cruising users build self-awareness to learn about themselves, their interests and their skills. Career Cruising allows for users to explore opportunities that are right for them, while connecting with employers and educators in our region.

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SCBEP Training Services

STEPS Training

STEPS Training is a key component to becoming successful and changing your mind to create a better life for yourself. The STEPS Training implements a structured process of how your mind works and how you control the way you achieve your success. Effectively understanding how our mind works, can change habits, attitudes and beliefs that may be standing in the way of releasing our inner potential.

Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead is based on the book Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’ By World by Philip E. DeVol, and teaches individuals how to better comprehend how our society and economy work together. Getting Ahead investigates the impact that low wages have on us and what it takes to move from a just-getting-by world, to a getting-ahead world. The program will help participants get ahead of where they are now, and toward a future they really desire.

Bridges Out of Poverty

The Bridges Out of Poverty community support program helps move individuals from limited resources, to self-sufficiency. The program strengthens educational attainment and job skills which enhances economic development and improves on-the-job productivity.

Workplace Stability

Workplace Stability is designed to highlight the importance of training to understand economic diversity in the workforce. The Workplace Stability workshop implements strategies in a company to increase retention, productivity and engagement in entry-level workers. Viewing a diverse workforce through the lens of economic class allows for team members to create more stability which results in higher retention rates, engagement and productivity in workers.

Poverty Simulation

The Poverty Simulation was designed by the Missouri Association for Community Action to help people understand the actualities of living with limited resources. The objective of the simulation is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by those with limited resources. Using the Poverty Simulation kit, participants role-play the lives of low-income families. Some are TANF recipients, disabled, senior citizens on Social Security. They undergo the stressful tasks of living with limited resources. They interact with human service agencies, financial institutions, pawnbrokers, bill collectors, job interviewers and many others.  Participants leave the simulation with a better understanding of the hardships individuals have to withstand to be sustainable with very few resources.