Resource Management

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The Family Resource Management Program focuses on consumer education programs designed to help consumers improve their economic situations, financial statuses and resource management techniques during hard economic times. The program highlights steps consumers can take to manage their resources on a limited budget. It also teaches participates the benefits of self-control needed to cut costs and reduce spending. In addition, the program focuses on family financial management, and emphasizes early intervention, saving, wealth and workforce preparation.

  • SMART: Train-the-Trainer Programs
  • Family Financial Management
  • Financial Management 101 for young adults
  • America Saves
  • Small Steps to Health & Wealth
  • Consumer Education Program

Apparel and Textiles

The Apparel and Textiles Program focuses on apparel selection, care, performance, labeling requirements, design, safety and innovative technological developments in textile fibers. The workforce preparation program focuses on helping individuals make the transition from unemployment to work. Participants development a positive self-image and develop good wardrobe communication skills for seeking employment.

  • Workforce preparation
  • Back-to-school programs
  • Apparel & textiles foundation training