Frequently asked questions
What is the application process?
- Begin your application at crosspurpose.org/apply.
- Complete a Background Check
- Complete Math and Reading Assessments
- Upload ID/Social Security Card
- Program readiness review & final acceptance decision with the program team and career services
Do you offer support for the math and reading assessments?
We offer online study resources upon request. Applicants have two chances to pass each test. If an applicant does not meet the minimum score on the first attempt, he/she can complete a re-test but must wait seven days before receiving a new one.
What are you looking for in applicants?
We are looking for candidates who display determination, motivation and excitement for the program, desire to set personal and professional goals, and demonstrate a basic knowledge/understanding of the program.
What is the turnaround time between application and acceptance?
After you’ve completed your application and submitted all of your required documents, you will know if you are accepted within two to four weeks from when you submit your materials.
How big are the classes? Do they fill up quickly?
Class sizes range from 50-60 people. 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?
For the first 6 weeks, classes meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for family gatherings.
For the remainder of the program, your career track training will either occur at CrossPurpose or offsite at a training partner between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please keep in mind attendance is required Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Will a felony record affect my ability to enroll?
At this time, there are not any felonies that we don’t work with, but depending on the felony that may appear on your background check, it could prevent you from participating in the skill track of your choice.
I have heard CrossPurpose is faith-based. Is the teaching religious or are religious practices required to be in the program?
No. None of our curriculum includes any teaching on faith nor are any religious practices required.
Are you accepting non-English speaking Leaders?
Not at this time, all of our classes are conducted in English, and potential leaders must be able to speak and comprehend fluent English.
Are classes online or onsite?
The CrossPurpose program is completely onsite, either at the CrossPurpose campus or another training partner.
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.)
What skills can I get trained in?
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. You can view all of our career track options here.
Do I pay for any of the skills certifications?
No, this program is at zero cost to you.
What are my expectations while in the program?
- You are engaged: Sitting down at a “desk”, camera on, focused on your online or onsite classes.
- You are communicating and participating with other Leaders and teachers during class and at Family Gatherings.
- Contact your 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 is the job search process? Does CrossPurpose give me a job? When do I need to get a job?
When you have completed 70% of 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.
What are the graduation requirements?
You need to be working full time in the skill track you were trained for in order to graduate.
What is the stipend? How much is it and when is it paid out?
The stipend is financial support contingent upon your full participation in the CrossPurpose program. Leaders can receive $50 for each family gathering attended and $600 at graduation.
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 them?
Coaches are CrossPurpose staff who are here to walk the road with you. You will check in weekly with your Coach and will have at least one extended meeting time with your Coach monthly.
Who is an Ally?
Allies are community volunteers who serve as an added layer of support to you. You will meet them and engage with them the most during Family Gathering.
What is Family Gathering? When is it? Is it required?
Family Gathering is a mandatory time where our classes come together for dinner and community building on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm.
Will childcare be provided?
Childcare will not be provided during normal class hours. Childcare will be limited, but will be provided during Wednesday night Family Gatherings on a NEED-ONLY basis. If you need childcare on Wednesday nights (if you have no other childcare options), please fill out a childcare application. If approved, you would be able to take advantage of childcare during those Wednesday nights. If you have other options for childcare (i.e. family members, babysitters, friends, etc.) we ask that you utilize those other options so that those who really need childcare can access it.
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 and they cannot comply with attendance requirements. You do not have to pay us back if you drop out.
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