Success Institute 2018-02-08T14:06:25+00:00

The Success Institute Training & Certification Programs: Be Strong – Be Confident!

My Sister's Closet - Someone finding a great suit for an interview


In today’s work environment, certain skills and abilities are essential to finding sustainable employment. Ready-2-Work is our most expansive program so far, providing intensive job and life skills training and real-world work experience to highly motivated clients who are seeking self-sufficiency, economic independence, and permanent employment. We anticipate training forty-eight women annually during an intensive 12-week program in a small classroom setting. My Sister’s Closet will form partnerships with major employers in the area to further help graduates upon completion of the course. Program participants can expect:

  • Individualized attention and mentoring throughout the program
  • Private coaching in the areas of time management, reliability, teamwork, verbal and written communication and problem solving.
    Training in sought after job market skills such as:
  • Social media marketing
  • Sales technique
  • Supply chain management
  • Soft skills training in areas like focused listening, teamwork, customer care and progressive conversation.
  • Coaching sessions providing participants with a forum to discuss training topics, including explanations for evaluations and opportunities to refine and practice skills.
  • Quantitative and qualitative feedback daily and weekly
  • Achievement certificates based on progress
  • My Sister’s Closet will work with our partner organizations to find qualified women who would benefit from Ready-2-Work.

    Interview Skills Workshops:

    Appropriate clothing is only part of the solution when applying for that next job. You also need to polish your professional image. By attending one of our Interview Skills Workshops you will learn how to offer a firm handshake, introduce yourself professionally, and appear confident and at ease when answering questions about yourself regardless of your history. Because a critical factor in getting any job is how you speak and convey your capabilities during the interview process; you need the knowledge and practice to make this step easier. After attending one of our Interview Skills Workshops, you will walk away like a pro knowing how to:

    • Utilize Tools to Help You Stand Out, Get Remembered, and Get Called Back
    • Turn Negatives into Positives About Any Situation When Telling Your Story
    • Make Your Body Language
    • Learn How to Respond To and Practice for Common Interview Questions with Confidence
    • Answer Tough Questions about Job Losses, Layoffs, Holes on your Resume With Ease

    These FREE mini-courses are offered in collaboration with career professionals and community organizations to improve your chances of success.

    Job Search Workshops:

    • Network like a master among your friends and acquaintances to find job opportunities
    • Master proven techniques to post your resume so it will be seen by computers and anonymous human resource departments and increase the chances you will get called for an interview
    • Understand how to use job search engine sites, such as: Indeed, LinkUp, and Simply Hired, and Monster as well as how to find company sites by keyword and location

    Interested in attending a Success Institute workshop or having one scheduled at your location? Contact us


    Bloomington Housing Authority recently hosted The Success Institute Skills Workshop. My background is in workforce development, and I thought this was the best workshop I have seen! It is direct, to the point, and is a great confidence builder. Two attendees used their new-found skills in interviews within a week of the workshop, and both received job offers based on their stellar interviews! I highly recommend this workshop to agencies that are working with individuals who are job seeking.
    – Terri Korus, Bloomington Housing Authority ROSS Service Coordinator

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    As a student in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, I wanted to use my business skills to give back to the community. When I heard about My Sister’s Closet, its mission appealed to me & to provide women in the community with resources and clothing to help them obtain and succeed in a career. I had never considered that I could use my accounting knowledge to impact the future of a nonprofit, and my work with My Sister’s Closet has been extremely fulfilling. I encourage anyone to become involved in one of the opportunities with the organization. Not only will you help women in Bloomington, but you will also gain valuable skills and learn about your own capacity to make a difference.
    – Ali