Helping Hands

Dr. Katheryn Meagher has established a non-profit carreers services agency in hopes of creating “Career Warriors.”

Auxilium Manus Deo Corp., loosely helping hands of God, is a not-for-profit, Christian faith-based career development service that has been in the works for two years and is now ready to roll out workshops.

Looking for “Career Warriors,” the workshops are free and welcome to anyone that meets eligibility requirements, regardless of religious affiliation.

Dr. Katheryn Meagher, founder and president, said, “I am so compassionate and enthusiastic about investing in the workforce here in the Volusia County/greater Daytona Beach area. I did create a small business that did just resumes and workshops.

“However, I was led by my faith to help the community, because there are so many individuals I have seen where these individuals have not had the opportunity to have professional career development for themselves,” Dr. Meagher said. “It will benefit not only themselves but the community and businesses at large. We are genuinely passionate and committed in providing excellence for our Career Warriors.

“We are here to restore dignity, empower them and give them opportunities,” she said. “It’s done through the workshops. We are not rehashing what others (career service agencies) do in our workshops. I understand the community. I understand the workforce. I want to invest in the workforce for the employers and the community as a whole. Our program is valued at $700 per Career Warrior.”

One unique offering is the Peoplemap Assessment System, which is designed to help individuals develop their "people" skills.

“I am a certified trainer for the PeopleMap Personality Assessment, we are the only career development that offers this,” she said. “The Career Warrior will map their own career map/strategy with our guidance.”

Participants won't have to pass out resumes, Dr. Meagher said. “We have referring agencies and organizations where they have their students, clients and or members who are seeking sustainable employment to be referred to attend the workshops.”

Auxilium Manus Deo will offer six workshops in a one-day session, which will begin in June at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center and John H. Dickerson Community Center, both in Daytona Beach

Workshops are planned for other Volusia County cities.

The workshops will consist of assessments, career search strategies and cover letters/resumes, and networking and interviewing techniques.

Workshop participants must be referred from a designated agency or business. Partners are Fast Track Staffing Inc. of Ormond Beach, Express Employment Professionals of South Daytona, Randstad USA Staffing of Ormond Beach, TRC Staffing of South Daytona, Remedy Intelligent Staffing of Daytona Beach, Midtown Cultural & Education Center, Dickerson Center, First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, Providence Church of Ormond Beach, Bethune-Cookman University Career Services and Goodwill Job Centers in DeLand and Daytona Beach.

Referring agencies include Family Renew, United Way, AMIkids and employU.

“Auxilium Manus DEO is a helpful ministry that works with individuals and helps strengthen their job seeking skills which is so important these days in a competitive job market” said Rev. Tony Deobil, executive director for Family Renew Community. “Working with families who were formally homeless we strive to increase their earning capacity. Auxilium Manus DEO helps them get ahead.”

Participants must meet certain criteria, such as already having a resume and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. All faiths are welcome, but during the workshops prayer may be offered, but is not mandatory.

“I am a Christian faith-based not-for-profit because that is who I am, a Christian. I am not pushing my faith onto anyone; however, all religions do pray, which I may offer prayer with the Career Warriors.”

A Career Warrior will be able to choose an outfit from a career clothing closet after completion of all six workshops, depending on availability.

Dr. Meagher does not take a salary. She also owns 1st HR Matters and teaches online collegiate courses.

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