The Career Academy at Faith Refuge is a 12-week career and life skills training program for women.  The mission at the Academy is to empower women through spiritual, professional, and educational growth in a faith-based atmosphere.

The program is put on by Wichita Falls Faith Mission and it is free to the public.  The next cycle starts January 7, 2019 and runs through April 4, 2019. Career Academy follows the WFISD schedule, so students will have Spring Break off. Applications are available at this link.

Who should attend?

Women 18 years or older:

  • Desiring to improve their lives
  • Open to biblical teaching for life lessons
  • Needing to gain marketable skills
  • Encountering road blocks to success
  • Willing to commit 12 weeks of intense study

The Career Academy is an intense study program that requires self-discipline and dedication to complete.  Acceptance into the program is determined by an application and interview process.  If interested in enrolling, please contact the Career Academy Director at 940-322-4673 or turn in the application at the Faith Refuge office at 710 Easton Hatton Road, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Class Schedule

Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
or 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
12 Weeks Duration

Each Student is responsible for her own transportation.  If needed, a dorm can be provided for you at Faith Refuge.

Books and lunch are provided to students.

Program Curriculum

Invest 12 weeks of your life for your future.  The Career Academy equips women with:

  • Biblical Precepts for Daily Living
  • Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & John Townsend
  • Anger Management
  • Computer Skills
  • GED Prep and Testing by Region IX
  • Guest Speakers from Local Businesses
  • Jobs for Life
  • Money Management
  • Parenting
  • Professional Communication
  • Computer Lab Provided for Job Searches and Resume Writing
  • Unglued: Making Wise Choices by Lysa TerKeurst
  • You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado

Opportunities To Get Involved

Faith Refuge Career Academy is a cooperative effort between area volunteers, businesses, and agencies. The Academy is designed to provide job readiness and life skills for women.

Here is how you can get involved:

  • Pray
  • Be a Financial Supporter
  • Be a Study Partner/Tutor
  • Partner as a community/business leader

Please contact Faith Refuge by phone at 940-322-HOPE(4673) if you are interested in partnering with us for the Faith Refuge Career Academy.

Faith Refuge is located at 710 E. Hatton Road in Wichita Falls, Texas 76302