Frequently asked questions
What is the turnaround between application and accepted?
After you’ve completed your application and submitted all of your required documents, you will know if you are accepted within 2-4 weeks from when you submit your materials
How often do classes begin? How big are the class sizes? Do classes fill up?
Classes begin every 3-4 months (May 3, 2021 is our next class start date)
Class sizes range from 50-60 people
Yes, waitlists typically begin 3-4 weeks before the class start date – so be sure to apply as soon as possible!
What are the days and times of classes? Are classes online or onsite?
First 6 weeks -> Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 12:30pm, Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rest of Program -> Monday – Tuesday, 9:00am – 1:30pm, Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm
What is Family Gathering? When is it and at what time? Is it required?
Family Gathering is a time where our classes come together for dinner and community building.
We meet on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm
Yes, they are required
Do I pay for any of the skills certifications? What skills can I get trained in?
No, this program is at zero cost to you.
Skills offered vary by class. Your pre-coaching session, a phone call with a Coach before the class begins will give you exact details for the skill tracks offered for your class.
May 3, 2021 class is offering training in any one of the following skills: Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Assisting, CNA, Medical Administrative Assistant, CDL, Trades (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Mason), Administrative Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, and Customer Service
What is the stipend? How much is the stipend and when is it paid out?
The stipend is a financial gift from us to you that is performance based.
You can earn UP TO $100 every two weeks, or UP TO $200/month.
It is paid every two weeks (twice/month, on Fridays).
You must have a bank account for the stipend to be directly deposited.
Who is a Leader?
A Leader is a program participant or student. You are leading the change in your life.
Who is a Coach? How often do I meet with my Coach?
This person is on staff at CrossPurpose and it’s their job to walk the road with you.
You will check in weekly with your Coach. You will have at least one extended meeting time with your Coach monthly.
What are the graduation requirements? Do I need a job to graduate?
Yes, you do need a job to graduate. In order to graduate you must be working full time in the skill track that
you were trained for.
What are my expectations while in the program?
- You are engaged: Sitting down at a “desk”, camera on, focused into our Zoom online and in-person classes.
- You are communicating: Participating with other Leaders and Teachers during class and at Family Gatherings. Contacting Coach weekly as you work together to meet your goals.
- You complete assignments and Skill Track Certification.
- You get a job within your Skill Track.
- You attend Graduation.
What felonies would keep me from being able to enroll?
At this time, there are not any felonies that we don’t work with, but depending on the felony on your background, it could prevent you from participating in the skill training of your choice.
Who is an Ally?
Allies are community volunteers that serve as an added layer of support to you. You will meet them and engage with them the most during Family Gathering.
Are there children at Family Gathering?
Currently and with COVID19, our Family Gatherings are limited to 50 people/class, which does not avail for us to provide childcare. As our state opens up, we will take steps to provide childcare for Leaders.
What are the reasons people drop out of the program? Do I have to pay you back if I drop out of the program?
The main reason that people drop out is because the required schedule is not conducive to
their life, in short, attendance.
No, you do not have to pay us back if you drop out.
I have heard CrossPurpose is faith-based. Do I need to be religious?
We are a Christian non-profit, which means there are optional faith components in our program. Many of our staff will
talk about their relationship with God as part of their story during class, but it is not required to be religious.
What is the job search process? Does CrossPurpose give me a job? When do I need to get a job?
When you are 70% completed within your Skill Track studies you will begin actively looking for
a job. While we have a Career Professional actively building networks within our Skill Tracks,
you will need to apply for these jobs. It is up to you to look, apply and land the job.
You need to get a job before the class graduation date.
Do I need a computer? What computer skills are necessary?
Yes, you need a computer with a camera/microphone built into it for our class.
A basic understanding of how to maneuver your computer and use its functionalities is required (powering it on/off, opening up Google and using Google Docs/Slides/Powerpoint/etc.)