The Career Empowerment Curriculum was designed by Women Employed and The Allstate Foundation particularly for survivors of domestic violence. The curriculum helps them feel safe and confident throughout the process of getting a job, to help them elevate their thinking from “just getting a job” to “starting a career” and to do so in a way that fully acknowledges the particular challenges that survivors often face. The curriculum refers to many different career types, such as blue collar and white collar, and is relevant for survivors with any skill set.
The curriculum covers five key topics:
- Being Safe During the Job Search and at Work
- Choosing and Planning for the Career You Want
- Getting Started in Your Career
- Preparing for Your Job Search
- Sharing Information and Communicating throughout the Job Search and at Work