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 one week 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 months (August 10, 2020 and November 2, 2020 are the next 2 start dates)
Class sizes range from 40-60 people
Yes, classes for 2020 are experiencing a waitlist
What are the days and times of classes? Are classes online or onsite?
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am to 12:30pm for 6 months
August 10th class is online
November 2nd class is still to be determined
What is Family Gathering? When is it and at what time? Are they 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 begins, will give you exact details for the skill trakcs offered for your class
The August 10, 2020 class is offering the following trainings:
– Medical Billing and Coding
– Medical Assisting
– Trades (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Mason)
– Administration Plus (with General, Legal, Bookkeeping add-ons available)
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, and be making at least $15/hour
What are my expectations while in the program?
- You are engaged: Sitting down at a “desk”, camera on, focused into our Zoom online class
- You are communicating: Participating with other Leaders and Teachers during class and at Family Gatherings. Contacting 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 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 COVID-19, 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.)