FourPoint is a Maryland-based organization with a strong, 17-year history of improving equity through high-quality education and training to empower historically disenfranchised communities. FourPoint is applying its expertise in education and training to help empower and equip adults with the skills, training, education and work experience needed to improve their employment prospects.
FourPoint’s Futureproof Me program provides holistic, learner-centered education, training, and support for quarterly cohorts. With support from the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), FourPoint’s Futureproof Me program provides personalized supports to improve participants’ employment prospects, reduce reliance on SNAP benefits, and place our graduates on a path to becoming economically self-sufficient.
The future has been thrust upon us.
All adults must have the knowledge and skills to be productive and support themselves and their families in an ever-changing world
HOLISTIC SUPPORT FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS
• Case management (ongoing)
• Vocational training
• Work readiness
• Supervised job search
• Work experience
• Job retention
RELEVANT & HIGH TECH
Highly skilled, culturally competent, live virtual instructors
Immersive learning experiences with state-of-the-art simulations to shift participants’ mindsets of their future selves
FLEXIBILITY TO ENSURE SUCCESS, DESPITE COVID-19
Individual education & employment plans
Anytime, anywhere learning
Synchronous and asynchronous activities
Instructional sessions based on participants’ availability – large group weekly, small group min. 2X weekly, and individual min. 2X weekly
140 hours of learning per course, tracked through our learning management system
COURSEWORK to PERSONALIZED LEARNING PLANS
FourPoint selects optimal course offerings for each program participant from high-quality academic and vocational education and training content.
Our Learning Management System and courses can be accessed easily through the web.
Why so customized?
Each participant has unique strengths and needs, and our digital platform empowers us to deliver the flexibility participants need to attend other meetings, seminars, field experiences, job shadowing opportunities, and other appointments during the day.
PREPARING FOR SHIFTING WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES
Pre-apprenticeship programming for in-demand and emerging industry sectors and opportunities
- Community Healthcare Worker
- Drone Pilot Training
- IT Support Specialist (bridge to Cybersecurity training)
- New Media IT Specialists
Novel and adaptive thinking
Cognitive load management
PROGRAM PHASES & TIMELINE
(QUARTERLY COHORTS OF ~12 PARTICIPANTS)
Phases 1 & 2
(Prior to Beginning of Cohort): Recruitment & Eligibility
Phases 3 & 4
(Week 1): Orientation (Intake & Assessments)
Phases 5 & 6
(Week 2): Case Management & Individualized Planning
Phases 7 & 8
(Weeks 3-6): Academic and Vocational Education & Training
(Weeks 7-9): Workforce Dev/Education & Training (E&T)
(Weeks 10-12): Workforce E&T, Reassessments as Needed, Graduation
(Weeks 13-24): Workforce Retention Program
WHAT SETS OUR PROGRAM APART?
Many programs help with
education, training and
Futureproof Me provides a
systematic, immersive approach
to building participants’
emotional intelligence and
to ensure job retention.
(based on individual plans)
Education (GED and beyond)
Supervised job search
THE BIG TAKEAWAY:
RAISING TO NEW HEIGHTS
Empowers participants to overcome systemic and life barriers
Provides participants with relevant skills and credentials
Connects participants with employment opportunities showing tremendous growth potential