Suited for Success expands County-wide service with new Mobile Career Center

Suited for Success expands County-wide service with new Mobile Career Center

Over the last 25 years, Suited for Success has empowered over 60,000 individuals in Miami-Dade County to economic independence and self-sufficiency through career development, training, professional image services, and a support network. The organization is expanding its reach county-wide with the launch of its Mobile Career Center, donated by Simply Healthcare.

The custom-fitted converted RV includes closet racks, shoes and accessories storage, fitting rooms, a computer bar, and seating and table space. This generous donation enables Suited for Success to bring its training, professional image, and resume assistance services to those in hard-to-reach areas of the county, such as Homestead, South Dade, West Kendall, Hialeah, and other areas.

“Transportation is often a barrier for those clients who are actively seeking to improve their lives and who could really benefit from our services,” says Sonia Jacobson, founder and executive director of Suited for Success. “The new Mobile Career Center helps us bridge that gap and enables us to bring our training, suiting, and Career Center services closer to them, making self-sufficiency even more accessible to more people.”

Suited for Success serves approximately 1,200 individuals each year from throughout Miami-Dade County. Founded in 1994 to provide interview suits for job-seeking women, the nonprofit quickly added on training programs, as well as services for men, at-risk youth, and most recently, military veterans and their family members.

“Simply Healthcare has a long-standing commitment to supporting our Medicaid consumers through partnerships that address key social barriers and improve the overall health of our consumers and the communities we support,” said Lourdes Rivas, Simply Healthcare Medicaid plan president. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with such a tremendous partner on this program and look forward to providing such a critical service that can improve long-term wellbeing.”

The Mobile Career Center was officially unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 27, at noon, at Suited for Success’s office in Miami-Dade County’s Culmer Community Action Center. Suited for Success founder Sonia Jacobson will be joined by Cristy Castaneda of Simply Healthcare, Senator Jason Pizzo, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, a long-time supporter of the organization.

“Miami-Dade County is proud to welcome the Suited for Success Mobile Career Center to Culmer,” said Mayor Gimenez. “This amazing organization fulfills such an important role in the search for gainful employment and in helping individuals in our community move toward financial independence.”

“As we celebrate 25 years of service to Miami, we continue to assess and adapt our services to better serve those in our community,” adds Jacobson. “The Mobile Career Center is a big part of that.”

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Meet our staff: Ketsia Marcellus

Meet our staff: Ketsia Marcellus

Ketsia Marcellus joined Suited for Success in 2018 as Program Manager, and we couldn’t be luckier to have her on our team. In her role, she oversees our training programs, including our Employment Skills Training Workshops, Vets for Success, and other initiatives.

Q: What was it about Suited for Success that made you want to work there?
A: Suited for Success is in line with the two things that I am most passionate about: people and fashion. Suited for Success understands the value of making an impact on ordinary people’s lives. Having the opportunity to work for this remarkable organization brings a lot of fulfillment in making a real difference to everyday people that need the confidence and job training skills to succeed.

Q: What three words would you use to describe Suited for Success?
A: One of the things that I first noticed while working at Suited for Success was how inspiring, dedicated, and empathetic the culture within the organization is.There have been many instances where our clients express their gratitude for stimulating their self-confidence and preparedness to have a successful job interview.

Q: What is the best advice that you could give someone for success?
A: The best advice that I could give someone would be that all roads to success are not the same. Do not compare yourself to where anyone else is in life, no matter who they are.

Q: What is your proudest moment so far at Suited for Success?
A: My proudest moment happens everyday! When our clients come in, and I am able to witness their whole demeanor change when they put on a suit is unforgettable. They become so empowered it is like watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, instantly!

Q: How do you find balance between work and family?
A: I love what I do so I don’t really have to find a balance.

Q: Tell us something that might surprise us about you?
A: My undergraduate degree is in Chemistry and I am a former golfer.

Q: What inspires you?
A: My inspiration comes from knowing that I am making a positive impact on the lives of those around me.

Our 2018 in numbers

Our 2018 in numbers

Upcoming trainings and workshops

Upcoming trainings and workshops

Join us for one of our upcoming training programs! See flyers below for details and how to register.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20: Job Readiness Workshop
  • Feb. 25-Mar. 1: Vets for Success

 

Upcoming Job Readiness Workshops

Upcoming Job Readiness Workshops

Jump start your job search this year with one of Suited for Success’s upcoming Job Readiness Workshops.

Topics include:
• Mastering the job interview
• Answering difficult interview questions
• Crafting a winning resume
• Making a lasting first impression

Two upcoming workshops

Monday, January 28
10am – 12pm

Thursday, January 31
10am – 12 pm

Overtown Business Resource Center
1490 NW 3rd Ave., Suite 106
Miami, FL 33136

Space is limited – Register today!
Contact Tranell Harris at 305.444.1944 ext. 304.

Make 2018 THE year for job success

Make 2018 THE year for job success

Beginning this month, Suited for Success / Dress for Success Miami is launching monthly job readiness workshops for community members looking to jump-start their job search. The two-hour workshop will give participants an overview of job interview etiquette and tips, professional image, and resumes.

Workshop attendees will also learn more about the other services available through Suited for Success and Dress for Success Miami, such as the Career Center, professional attire for job interviews, and week-long training programs.

Our next workshop will be held on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Overtown Business Resource Center. Interested participants should be job-ready, actively seeking employment, and currently unemployed or underemployed. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Contact Tranell Harris at 305-444-1944 ext. 304 to register.

Born for Success: Our clients give back

Born for Success: Our clients give back

Our Dress for Success Miami Professional Women’s Group took on a Community Action Project this year to benefit single mothers.

Read more on the Dress for Success Miami website >

2017 Recap: Over 1,000 individuals served!

2017 Recap: Over 1,000 individuals served!

Bacardi volunteers lend a helping hand [Video]

This summer, Bacardi volunteers donated their time to help our Vets for Success participants with their resumes and other digital job search training. Hear some of their stories above.

Veterans get a leg up toward success

Veterans get a leg up toward success

This June, we graduated 17 veterans from the first cohort of our Vets for Success Employment Skills Training Program. The new program provides educational and vocational opportunities and life skills training, preparing individuals to secure and retain gainful employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

In preparation for the program, participants received one-on-one resume help, generously offered by volunteers from Bacardi. The program included Suited for Success’s signature employment skills training curriculum, as well as advanced customer service training applicable to any industry. The program was capped off by presentations and mock interview practice with local employers Walmart and Capital One. All 17 program graduates received certificates and interview suits from Suited for Success, as well as ongoing support through our Career Center with their resumes and online job search and application process.

The response from attendees was unanimously positive. In post-program evaluations, clients reported increased confidence in their job search and enhanced skill sets in the areas of job searching and interviewing. All clients expressed that they would recommend this program to other veterans.

“The training was very helpful,” reported one veteran. “Retraining of this information brings confidence that we (vets) can get employed.”

Another cohort of Vets for Success was held in August, with 14 veterans completing the program. The next cohort will be Nov. 6-9, 2017, at the Culmer Community Center in Overtown. The program is open to military veterans and family members who are unemployed or underemployed and actively job seeking. Interested participants, case managers, and corporate partnership representatives should contact Jeff Wahl at jwahl@suitedforsuccess.org.

Vets for Success is supported by Walmart, the Norman Braman Philanthropic Fund, Capital One, Judith and Norman Fields Family Fund, Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, Ocean Bank, Amazon, TD Charitable Foundation, AmTrust Bank, and Publix Super Market Charities.

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