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What is CWJC/CMJC?

What is Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corps? The purpose of CWJC/CMJC, a ministry of WMU, is to provide a Christian context in which women and men in need are equipped for life and employment; and a missions context in which women help women and men help men.

What happens in a typical CWJC/CMJC program? Women and men receive training in life skills and job readiness. Often computer skills are taught as well. Each ministry is customized to meet the needs of the participants and their community.

What makes CWJC/CMJC different from other job-readiness programs? Each participant is involved in Bible study. Participants are also matched with a trained Christian woman or man who will be a mentor as the participant travels the road from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Is there anything CWJC/CMJC sites have in common? Yes! A trained coordinator leads each site. The ministry is built on the purpose of CWJC/CMJC and eight key elements: certification training, advisory council, needs assessments, networking, covenants, evaluation, a mentor for every participant, and Bible study.

How long does it take to begin a site? 1. Preparation for Ministry (1-3 months). 2. Foundation of the Ministry (6-18 months). 3. Recruitment and Training (1-3 months). 4. Ministry/Service Delivery (ongoing/open-ended). 5. Evaluations (ongoing/open-ended). 6. Redefinition of the Participant’s Role (at self-sufficiency).

Who makes up an advisory council and what is their job? The advisory council is a trained, working body involved with policy and decision making, public relations, fund-raising, providing guidance based on the member’s area of expertise, evaluation, networking, setting goals, long-range planning, and advocating for CWJC/CMJC. WMU representatives serve on the advisory council of each CWJC/CMJC ministry.

Who can be participants of a CWJC/CMJC program? Anyone in need who can be equipped for life and employment through the CWJC/CMJC ministry is eligible for CWJC/CMJC. Each site will decide on a process for intake and referral. Persons with needs that cannot be met by a CWJC/CMJC program are referred to a program that can help them.

What are the goals for a CWJC/CMJC participant? 1. Begin and/or grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 2. Complete job-readiness and life-skills program(s). 3. Attain self-sufficiency. 4. Give back to the CWJC/CMJC program.

Does every CWJC/CMJC participant get a job? Honestly, no. CWJC/CMJC is a Christian life- and job-skills training program. No woman or man is guaranteed employment after completing a CWJC/CMJC program. Each program does strive to prepare each participant for work in her or his community.