About Us » Programs - Workforce Prep
Workforce Prep is our structured and evidence-based four-year program. Participants are immersed in an experiential curriculum that includes in-class mentoring, life skills development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration. Students enter the program in tenth grade and receive training, guidance, and support through their first year post high school. With help from volunteer mentors and partnerships with the business community, we transform students into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Programs are currently being held at Cass Tech (Detroit), Community High School (Warren), Harper Woods High School (Harper Woods), Mumford High School (Detroit), Pontiac Academy for Excellence (Pontiac), Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology (Southfield), and Warren Mott High School (Warren).
- 10th Grade: Students are matched with business mentors from the community who help them explore various careers while learning foundational competencies and other critical soft skills.
- 11th Grade: With help from career coaches, students develop a strategic career plan, explore core business functions (sales, marketing, etc.) through our structured company rotation program, and get hands-on experience at our Job Experience Fair.
- 12th Grade: Career coaches help students solidify continuing education plans and partner with human resources professionals to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the interviewing and hiring process, while also coaching them to avoid common new employee pitfalls. Students will compete for scholarships and paid internships.
- Alumni: Program graduates will be assigned to a Winning Futures staff member and receive ongoing mentoring and support during their first year of continuing education.