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WRT Trainer - Job Overview

SCOPE OF THE JOB: The WRT Trainer is a vital position at Strive For Students. Trainers travel to our client sites, mostly Native American reservations, to teach a three-day Work Readiness Training (WRT) program. Day one and two are from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. On day three trainers meet with program participants on an individual basis to perform a one-on-one mock interview that is recorded to a DVD. We provide a WRT Completer Report that showcases required documents from the WRT Training on day three as well. This report is completed, in part, by the WRT Trainer.

OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY: Training should be fun! We believe that two heads are better than one and that sharing responsibility generates more creativity and less stress. Team teaching offers tremendous psychological benefit and research suggests that trainers are more effective in teams and that classroom dynamics are more positive with two leaders. At Strive For Students trainers work in teams of two, they travel together, do training classes together and share the responsibility of successfully completing WRT classes to industry and Department of Labor standards. Of course, Strive For Students pays for travel expenses including airfare, rental car, individual accommodations, and per diem food expenses.

TRAINING: Each trainer spends a minimum of three WRT classes training one-on-one with owner, Katreena Hayes-Wood, who has over 24 years experience in the field of Career Development. Katreena has authored three books, her first book, Help! I Need a Job, is a best-selling book on interviewing. Katreena works closely with each trainer helping them develop the knowledge necessary to be successful and the encouragement to take their training to the next level. Trainers are encouraged to bring their own unique style, stories and personality in to the classroom environment. Once trainers have completed the WRT training program they are paired up and begin receiving training opportunities. Throughout the year Katreena will visit training sites for spot evaluations. Trainers receive fun gifts and bonuses based on evaluations from clients, program participants and the spot evaluations.

OUR CLIENTS: Strive For Students serves Native American communities and work with their Employment and Training departments. We offer half, full and multi-day career-related programs as well as staff development training. Occasionally, we provide corporate training and retreats. Our work readiness training programs are generally paid for with government funding and scheduled several months in advance.

Job qualifications include:

Training Skills and Experience

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Presentation skills
  • Coaching
  • Quality management
  • Process improvement
  • Training and training management
  • Open to and understand diversity
  • Familiar with Native American culture
  • Training experience
  • Understanding of adult and youth classroom learning
  • Able to manage a classroom environment

Soft Skills:

  • Emphasizing excellence
  • Motivating others
  • Natural communicator, articulate; good storyteller
  • Able to "Read" audience, respond appropriately, adjust tone
  • Able to Engage audience
  • Energetic, able to transfer energy to audience
  • Able to use humor in appropriate ways
  • Able to demonstrate empathy without becoming emotionally involved
  • Able to work effectively in a team-teaching environment
  • Able to interact with others in a respectful way
  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills a MUST

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Able to operate and set up projector, laptop and remote
  • Able to use Word, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of and able to navigate the Internet

Hard skills:

  • Tracking budget expenses
  • Organized
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Able to think on feet
  • Able to travel overnight
  • Able to lift and move up to 40 pounds


  • Depends on experience
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