Freedom Institute launches 'Getting Detroit Back to Work'

Conference includes: Career Boot Camp, Job Expo, and Senior Wellness Day

Published On: Sep 05 2012 04:56:28 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2012 04:59:18 PM EDT
Freedom Institute Career Bootcamp
DETROIT -

Freedom Institute will host a career conference on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7, designed to help get Detroiters back to work.

The career conference will take place at Fellowship Chapel Campus located at 7707 W. Outer Drive in Detroit, and will include Career Boot Camp, a Job Expo and a Senior Wellness Law Day.

"Freedom Institute continues to be dedicated to providing the community with quality events," says Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, Founder and Chairman, Freedom Institute. "Detroit cannot move forward until Detroiters get back to work. This career conference will serve as a resource to all who attend."

The Freedom Institute for Economic, Social Justice and People Empowerment is 501c3 organization created to impact and enhance the quality of life for individuals with a particular emphasis on people of color.

Over a decade ago, Freedom Institute began Freedom Weekend as a vehicle to help uplift the local Detroit community with hopes of making an impact statewide and nationally.

"We are excited to have our first career boot camp," says Monica Anthony, Executive Director, Freedom Institute. "The boot camp will guide those who are looking for work and/or who have been unemployed for a long time onto path of success. We are also pleased to have the return of several of our core activities with the Senior Wellness Law Day and the Career Expo."

All activities are free and open to the public. For more information call (313) 347-2834.

Thursday, September 6. 2012

Career Boot Camp -- "Getting Detroit Back to Work"

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
The career boot camp is for anyone who is ready to take their job search to the next level. Individuals will go through the career boot camp circuit and receive help from career trainers and experts in the following areas:

• Resume Writing/Interviewing Skills
• Image
• Online Search
• Workers Rights

Registration for the boot camp begins at 8:00 A.M.

Senior Wellness Law Day

10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Seniors will receive information and tips on how to have a great quality of life into their golden years. A special Q&A session will be held to help seniors answer questions about probate, wills and other legal issues significant to seniors. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served to seniors.

Registration begins at 9:00 A.M..

Friday, September 7, 2012
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! - A Super Career Expo "Getting Detroit Back to Work"
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jobs!Jobs!Jobs! hosted in partnership with the Detroit Branch NAACP, seeks to match opportunity with potential. Employers and educational institutions will be onsite for interested applicants. A Computer Cafe provided by the State of Michigan will be available to help with online job searches.