The Career Transition Connection was established in 1997 as a ministry of Woodbury Lutheran Church. The CTC offers advice, support and job connections for job seekers across the Twin Cities area.
The Mission of the Career Transition Connection is to provide a caring Christian environment for people in job transition. This will be accomplished through providing support, career transition resources, and networking opportunities. This is a ministry that will be made available to church members and the community as a whole.
Those in transition may include people between jobs, considering job moves, entering the workplace for the first time, or exploring new opportunities.
Support for participants includes prayer and sharing through personal and group interaction. This support will help participants feel a sense of Christian community and caring while increasing the general awareness to the congregation of this needed ministry. A self-sustaining strategy is intended in which individuals who have been through a job-search process will help others in their search.
Speakers include expert professionals in the field of human resources, job placement, career growth/development, business and personal planning; job and life coaches, financial advisors; clergy and licensed therapists.
Resume Specialists are available before most regularly schedule group meetings to review resumes free of charge.
A variety of job search resources; books, brochures and handouts that give tips on how to write resumes, interview and compete in the market are available in the church librairy. Books may be checked out and handouts are free.
Networking allows participants to connect with people who can be of help in their job search and provides individual encouragement and offers of prayer support.