Work Readiness

Releasing God-given potential

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Graduates of our Work Readiness program don't just walk away from the program with a letter of refer
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Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5_
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Soft-Skills Program

We believe that all individuals deserve an opportunity to learn and develop essential workplace excellence and job skills, so they can obtain meaningful employment. Since 2007, 716 Ministries has provided job training for members of our community. Today, this takes place in the form of our 4-5 week Work Readiness program.

The program pairs soft-skills training with one-on-one mentoring and community service. Our curriculum has proven to be extremely successful in assisting individuals to not only secure stable employment, but also grow in their confidence and feelings of self-worth. We currently partner with Trocaire College, Catholic Charities, Harvest House and Jericho Road’s Vive Shelter. 

Participants Experience:

  • Soft-Skills Teaching | Participants learn resume building, conflict resolution, time management, goal setting, budgeting, successful interviewing tactics, and more.

  • One-On-One Coaching | Each participant is paired with an experienced mentor who provides guidance and encouragement throughout the program and beyond. 

  • Online Instruction | With the onset of COVID-19, we quickly adjusted to online learning using Zoom. This has made it so our programs have still continued, and even grown, during the pandemic. 

 Construction Core 


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Desires to pursue a career in construction

  • Ability to read at the 9th grade level

  • Pass an interview and basic math assessment

  • Commit to full 7-week training program

  • Training 3.5 hours a day, Monday through Thursday

Participants who complete the program receive:

  • Nation-wide certification in NCCER’s Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills

  • OSHA 10 certification

  • 716 Ministries graduation certificate

  • Letter of recommendation

  • Advantage for hiring by ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) affiliated companies

  • Opportunities to pursue apprenticeships that focus skill sets and lead to a career in the construction trades 

Our Construction Core Program is a 6-week classroom and hands-on construction overview that includes a nine-module curriculum with written and performance assessments. The program takes place at an accredited training and education facility and mentors are provided to support and guide the participants during the course. Taught by NCCER certified instructors, this training sets the precedent for gaining the tools and techniques necessary for pursuing a career in construction. 


Contact us if you or someone you know would like to participate in this program.


We have ongoing volunteer opportunities for mentoring. Please contact to learn more.


If you are interested in employing one of our participants for an entry level position, please contact us. Positions should be accessible by public transportation.

Contact Us

716 Ministries

A US 501 (c)(3) public charity, EIN: 30-0045548

301 14th Street

Buffalo, NY 14213


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