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PDS CARES has selected New Directions Career Center (NDCC) as the recipient of this week’s 30 years, 30 Gifts donation. NDCC was nominated by Jim Hamilton, an employee of PDS Planning, Inc.

NDCC’s mission is empowering women in transition to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. The center achieves its mission by providing career counseling, employment-related education and information services.

The vision of the organization is to assist clients in gaining skills, information and resources vital to securing and retaining meaningful employment with fair compensation and benefits.  Upon completing the Center’s programs, 70-75% of participants have been able to enter employment, complete ongoing training or education and drop all or some of their dependence on public assistance.

NDCC offers a variety of group programs and workshops, as well as individual career counseling designed to assist people in their job search and set attainable career goals. They also offer monthly special-topic workshops for career development and financial literacy.

When asked why he nominated this charity, Jim shares, “I had the opportunity to volunteer in educational events at the center.  I found that a lot of the women there are eager to learn and grow and improve.  You can just tell that they are ready for positive changes.  The women come there and receive the knowledge and tools needed to excel.  This center literally gives them a place where their lives can find new direction.”

To learn more about New Directions Career Center or to donate, call (614) 849-0028 or visit their website at www.newdirectionscc.org.

PDS CARES is happy to make a donation to this valuable program, that they might continue making a difference in many people’s lives.

PDS CARES “30 Years, 30 Gifts” is a charitable gifting program which will make donations to thirty 501(c)(3) charities in 2015 in celebration of PDS Planning, Inc’s 30th year anniversary.