Senator Ron Johnson visits the Joseph Project job training program

March 17, 2016


Senator Ron Johnson (second row, fourth from left) visited and gave a brief inspirational speech before personally greeting the sixth incoming class of The Joseph Project on March 14, at Greater Praise Church of God in Christ, 5422 W. Center St. To date the program, which Senator Johnson said is open to anyone, has found full-time work for about three dozen local residents with conditional job offers for another two dozen.
The Joseph Project is a job training program administered by Senator Johnson and Greater Praise Church of God in Christ, headed by Elder Jerome Smith, Sr. (front row, right). One week per month for the past six months Pastor Smith has brought together prospective employers provided by Senator Johnson and people who “are serious about getting a job.” After a week of ‘soft skills’ training, the employers return and interview those participants who have completed the week-long class. The overwhelming majority of graduates receive job offers, Pastor Smith said.