Job Training

The Crossing’s Job Training Program (JTP) is a vital part of preparing our students to join the workforce after graduation. The JTP provides soft skills training and a thorough cross-section of work experience. It also provides local businesses the opportunity to partner with the Crossing and to identify potential future employees.

Micro Business

Micro Business

Micro Businesses are student-run companies that offer various products and services to the community. Students learn how to write a business plan, perform business operations and production, and sell and market their products.

workteams

workteams

Work Teams consist of a group of students who gather for a few hours a day at a local business to experience job training in a professional work environment. A Job Coach oversees the team and is trained by the business prior to students arriving on-site.
Internships

Internships

Students in Individual Internships work for at least a nine-week period in a professional work environment in their specific career interest area after they have proven themselves at their Campus Micro Business and/or Work Team.

Our students develop hard skills to meet technical requirements, but we also teach soft skills to complement their new abilities.


Strong Work Ethic

Positive Attitude

Good Communication skills

Time Management Abilities

Problem-Solving Skills

Acting as a
Team Player

Self-Confidence

Accepting and Learning from Constructive Criticism

Flexibility/Adaptability

Working Well Under Pressure


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Firewood

A student led, start to finish business. Students cut the trees, split the logs and bundle the wood for delivery. They also strategize and execute the product marketing plan, finding the customers and making the calls.

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CUSTOM CREATIONS

Repurposing everyday items into beautiful home décor and wearable art. Students work together to design and market original creations.

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WOOD CANTS

A lumber yard business that includes milling operations and produces wood pallets and quality wood cants for sale to the public.

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XTREME TREE SERVICE

A full-service arborist business, giving students real world experience while teaching responsibility and the value of hard work.

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Local Partnerships

Our Job Training program doesn’t succeed without local businesses partnering with us and our students.

  • Internship

    Allow our students to come into your business and experience what it takes to work in your industry first hand.

  • workteams

    Sponsor a work team of 3-5 students and one Crossing Staff member to be trained in your business. The team learns to work as a unit and is supervised by a Crossing staff member.

  • Equip

    Our student- run micro businesses require equipment and tools that are typically expensive and difficult to obtain. Equipment and tool donations keep this portion of our program going and growing.

  • distribute

    Become a supplier of the product produced by our student-run micro businesses.

Current Partners

Interested in partnering with our Job Training Program?

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PHONE

574.226.0671

FAX

574.333.3590

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