Career Change Program for Metro Detroit Teachers, Starting July 18!

Career Change Program for Metro Detroit Teachers, Starting July 18!

“Career Change Program for Teachers Looking for New Opportunities Begins July 18 at Gesher Human Services in Southfield.”

Metro Detroit teachers ready for a career change but uncertain how to utilize their many skills in a new form of employment can take part in a program entitled MyCoach for Teachers offered by Gesher Human Services . The nonprofit agency is one of the largest human service agencies in metro Detroit and is offering this new, intensive two-week group career coaching program for just $50 this summer when teachers are out of school.

The program includes four masterclass group sessions,

plus one individual coaching session. Sessions are in-person and will meet at Gesher’s headquarters in Southfield (29699 Southfield Road) on July 18, 20, 25 and 27 from 10-11.30 a.m. plus a one-on-one coaching session on another date to be determined. Registration is required.

“Many teachers are reevaluating their career decision and are looking to go in a different direction,” said career counselor Sherrie James. “They have many skills which are transferable into a new form of employment, but they might not have the confidence, updated resume or even awareness of how to make that switch. We are here to provide that assistance, knowledge and show them their marketability.”

James said that teachers have a plethora of skills

including administrative, social, and conflict resolution. She added that because teachers are often very goal-orientated, a career in sales might be suitable for some.

As the program is only open to teachers – both current and retired – participants will find camaraderie and support from others taking part. The program will provide resume assistance, career inventory, job search advice, opportunities for professional growth and meaningful identification of skills for a new career path.

To register, contact Phyllis Scripsick at or call 248.233.4278. In addition, individual career and job search advice is also available to metro Detroiters at no cost and those interested should email or call 248.233.4245.

About Gesher Human Services

Gesher Human Services is a non-profit organization providing a bridge to hope and opportunity for people at work, at home and in the community. It is dedicated to helping people across metro Detroit lead more stable and fulfilling lives through workforce development, career mobility, behavioral health, inclusion programming and residential services that serve all metro Detroiters while meeting the needs of the Jewish community.

The organization works with job seekers, people with disabilities, older adults, and the community at large to provide skills, support, and equitable opportunities for people to succeed. Uniting two of metro Detroit’s most influential Jewish human services agencies, JVS Human Services and Kadima, Gesher brings over 110 years of combined experience facilitating equitable employment opportunities and better mental health outcomes for residents.

With a network of more than 400 employees and volunteers across 25 locations in southeast Michigan, Gesher delivers a continuum of services and support that directly impacts the lives of over 9,000 individuals and families annually. More information at


Lindsey Jenn

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