Welcome to FreshSkills
FreshSkills is a resource for those focused on personal development while enhancing their skill sets. The workshops provided through FreshSkills are the same ones provided by banks, health management organizations, municipalities and retailers to their employees. Major organizations use these courses to help associates cope in the workplace, sharpen leadership skills, and improve service.
Now these workshops are available to you. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or trying to add to your skill set for your next interview.
All proceeds benefit Opportunities for Change in Suffolk, Virginia.
About Opportunities For Change
Opportunities for Change is a 501c3 organization committed to helping those challenged in their search for employment and self-sufficiency. Founded in 2008 by husband and wife, Edward Collum, Sr. and Donna Roncarti, the organization originally focused on returning citizens (ex-offenders) returning to become productive members of society.
Pulling on his experience as a contractor and restaurateur, Ed had unique experience understanding the challenges faced by those coming out of prison. Through discernment and facing the challenges of this outreach, the couple understood that many faced similar challenges. The organization expanded its resources to include veterans and those facing long time unemployment.
Opportunities for change have collaborated with several organizations to develop unique programs that assist many in their job search. Partners include:
- Suffolk Workforce Development Center
- Job Link; One Stop Workforce Development Center, Alexandria, VA.
- Western Tidewater Parole and Probation – District 6
- Providence Psychological Association
- Jobs for Life
Programs like Pathways help those returning to society to set goals and establish a plan for success to re-enter the workplace. Certifications from Microsoft Office Systems, AARP, CertiPort, and Oasis provides the team at Opportunities For Change tools and resources necessary for participant’s success.
Our Happy Customers
"I wanted to take the time out to just let you know just how much I Value and Appreciate the Online Workforce Courses that you have made available. I have truly learned so much that i was not aware of before and the wealth of Knowledge that I have Obtained from your Online Courses, I have in turned been able to share what I have been Blessed to receive through your Course with others. I want to Personally Thank you for making these resources readily available online, and it was also convenient for me because i do live a full schedule lifestyle. Again thanks to you for having the vision to want to be a blessing to others by sharing what God has enriched you with to others! May God continue to bless all of your Endeavors."