What is Life Planning?
The Life Planning Program is a part of the Center for Community Career Education, which is a non profit, career and educational counseling and training center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The Life Planning Program is made possible by the generous donations of interested citizens. Future workshops will be offered as donations make it possible. If you would like to contribute to this effort please call UTC's Center for Community Career Education (423-425-4475).
What is the goal of Life Planning?
The Life Planning Program at UTC offers a new beginning, a way to take charge of your life and explore options for change. Life Planning helps define your career goals and develop a plan for achieving them by:
- Identify your goal.
- Set a deadline for reaching that goal.
- List the obstacles to be overcome.
- Identify the people and/or group(s) you need to work with.
- List the skills you will need.
- Develop a plan of action.
- List the benefits.
Who is served by the Life Planning program?
Life Planning is offered to single parents or to a parent who has become the main income earner for the family through separatoin, divorce, widowhood or disabilities.
What services are provided?
Workshops feature self-awareness to clarify their strengths and match them with appropriate careers. Workshops feature self-awareness and personal growth exercises along with job search techniques such as resume writing and interviewing skills. Topics also include building self-confidence, assertiveness training, and time and stress management. Individual counseling is provided to assist you in accomplishing the goals you set on your career development plan. This program takes about a month to complete and is FREE for single parents and displaced homemakers who meet certain eligibility requirements.