The "New Directions" program is for woman in transition and is designed to reduce the barriers to long-term employment and assist in developing a career plan. The 21-day course helps women discover career interests through assessment, identify and challenge barriers to employment, set achievable goals, make informed career decisions, and improve wellness in all areas of life. In addition, the course focuses financial literacy in order for clients to develop and maintain economic self-sufficiency.
"Creating Career Options" program is a three-session career assessment course that is open to both men and women and is designed to help individuals navigate career change and make informed career decisions. The three sessions involve discovering career interests through assessments, learning to research career options that are right for the individual and developing an effective career change plan.
"Advanced Career Technologies" program is a three session for both men and women that helps individuals with their resumes, job search strategies, interviewing kills, and salary negotiations.
The "E3 - Educate, Empower, Elevate" program is for women who plan to pursue post-secondary education that will lead them to work in a livable wage career field. Women in E3 will participate in a preparation course that prepares them to be successful students and to make a career transition that includes instruction on: personal enrichment, financial literacy, educational readiness, college preparatory math, college preparatory English, and career development. Additionally, clients are provided with a mentor from Women's Leadership Council (WLC) and there are monthly support groups with other clients of the program. Participants of the E3 program up to 36 months from the start date of the preparation course, which meets approximately two evenings per week and occasionally on Saturdays.
The "Financial Literacy Series" is designed to assist participants as they move through the job searching process, enter employment, and become financially independent and responsible. Workshops of the series address financial literacy topics such as understanding credit reports, creating a personal budget, and retirement planning.
Graduates of NDCC Career Development Programs are eligible to meet one-on-one with an employment specialist for assistance in placement services. These sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client regarding educational and occupational goals. Assistance can be provided in employment trends, job leads, workplace guidance, interview skills refinement and resume review, school selection and financing, and networking, information interviews, and shadowing experiences. Placement services are available to graduates at no cost and for as long as needed; however, clients utilizing this service will be expected to maintain an active job search and / or pursuit of education.
In addition, graduates are eligible to meet one-one-one with a licensed career counselor to discuss occupational questions and challenges through the charity's "Individual Career Counseling" program. Sessions are designed to meet an individual's specific situation and working pace, and may include discussions regarding a graduate's perceptions and feelings about the job search, continued exploration or clarification of career interests, and support overcoming barriers to employment. Graduates may receive up to four sessions of individual career counseling per year.