From Poverty to Living Wage Careers Through Education and Training

Lifting unemployed and underemployed North Texans out of poverty through education and multidimensional support tailored to each student's circumstances, Skill QUEST sponsors low income workers with the determination to succeed in life.

As a workforce intermediary, Skill QUEST enables program participants to obtain the job skills, certifications, training, tools and supplies needed to move directly into jobs paying family living wages, with benefits and a career path, with quality North Texas employers.

Beginning with community outreach to identify and partner with employers needing skilled workers, Skill QUEST only sponsors training where there is assurance of an interview for just such a job upon completion of the long term (typically 2-3 years) training required.

Skill QUEST Announces Immediate Opening for Administrative Assistant

Skill QUEST seeks applicants for a new, 3/4 time position as Administrative Assistant. Our Administrative Assistant serves as the first encounter point for hospitality to Skill QUEST client participants, applicants, partners, and guests both in person and by phone.
The position also assists the Directors and Career Counselors by setting appointments as requested, making media and other contacts by phone, fax, or email as needed, and scanning and copying documents. Another key duty is to assist with the accurate data entry and uploading/attachment of documents and photos to our backup server and cloud-based, relational database. The nature of our services necessitates the processing and storing of confidential information, therefore requiring observance of strict security procedures. Applicants should be well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Basic communication skills in Spanish is desirable. Competency in written and spoken English is required. Working vehicle, license, and insurance as some travel may be necessary.

Please download the informational job description, review qualifications, and submit your resume as directed. Skill QUEST is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salary, a generous benefits package, and a friendly working environment. If you have what it takes to help others succeed, we look forward to hearing from you before our application deadline of July 17th.

Skill QUEST Awarded $500,000.00 ACE Fund Matching Grant and is Open for New Enrollment

Skill QUEST FlyerMay 27, 2014: Skill QUEST announced at a press conference today it is the recipient of a $500,000.00 matching grant from the State of Texas ACE Fund to continue and expand its workforce intermediary activities in North Texas. Executive Director Dr. Priscilla Kimery said that with matching funds from other sources, this will bring a total of a million dollars or more to Skill QUEST's long term training for high wage, high demand jobs. CLICK HERE to view the entire 22 minute press conference. To view WFAA's (Dallas TV Channel 8) video coverage, please CLICK HERE.

The next Orientation session for prospective program participants will be held:

  • July 29, 2014: 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Room 204 of the Community Life Center, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3811 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

To learn about current qualifications and requirements, please download the 2014/2015 Flyer for Dallas and Collin Counties in PDF format by CLICKING HERE. To download our Skill QUEST sponsorship application form, please CLICK HERE.

Skill QUEST Students with Polo Shirts featuring the new Skill QUEST logo.
Skill QUEST students with polo shirts featuring the new Skill QUEST logo.
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