145 young adults offered job training in Hickory Hill

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - New Direction Church in Hickory Hill has announced the kick-off of a new 20-week training class that will prepare 145 young adults for the workforce.

Power Center Community Development Corporation and the Gifted Education Foundation are collaborating to train the young adults in the Prepare U Workforce Development Program in conjunction with New Direction.

It will include 16 weeks of curriculum and four weeks of working on resume writing, mock interviews and other skills.

There will be a job fair during the 20th week with companies ready to hire.

The classes stem from projects created after a tornado tore through Hickory Hill years ago.  The damage revealed a need in the community for safe, and affordable housing.

Stakeholders say the jobs program is part of a bigger redevelopment plan at Eden Square, which includes 45 affordable homes, 66 cottages for the elderly, schools, a performing arts center, and a FEMA shelter.

For more information, contact the church during office hours at:

New Direction Christian Church
6120 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115

Senior Pastor: Dr. Stacy L. Spencer

Office Hours:
Mon -Thurs. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

(901) 433-3871
(901) 433-3872 fax

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