Classes and Workshops
Kick-Start Your Career
In a transition? Learn what's available and figure out what to do first. In this workshop you'll take a transition needs assessment, find out about services and resources available at the Workforce Development Center and in the community, and make a career plan based on your needs. No registration necessary. See monthly calendar for Kick Start schedule.
This is a one-credit course in which you learn about yourself and make a career plan. The credit can be used as an elective in any program. The course is offered in both an online and traditional classroom format. Participants use information from interest, skill, personality, decision-making, and work values assessments in addition to occupational information to make a career plan. Cost is $111.50. Class Search
Are you looking to find a satisfying career? In this interactive and personalized workshop, you will complete assessments to explore your values, skills, and interests to identify and research potential careers. Basic computer skills required. Workshop starts promptly at scheduled times. View the schedule and registration information.
Get a Job
LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the web, enabling you to:
- Connect with classmates, faculty, and family professionally
- Find new opportunities for internships and full time positions
- Manage what potential employers learn about you from the Internet
Learn the benefits of a LinkedIn profile, a social networking tool, create your profile step-by-step. Bring your resume on a flash drive (required).
This workshop is for the individual who has an existing profile and would like it critiqued for effectiveness. In addition, advanced LinkedIn topics will be covered.
Develop your resume step by step in this 2 hour workshop. Computer skills not required. Registration is not required.
Need to know about the latest trends in resumes? Revise a current resume during this 20 minute hands-on review. Bring your current resume for review by professional resume development staff. Basic computer skills are required to attend this lab. Registration required. View steps to create a resume.
Emailing Resumes/Cover Letters
Learn the proper way to email your resume and cover letters. Also covered are proper methods of copying and pasting to on-line job applications. Learn the difference and when to use plain text formatted resumes and how to convert your resume. More effective e-mail addressing is also discussed. No fee.
Age is an Advantage
Learn how to manage issues of age discrimination, stereotyping of older workers and the "overqualified" judgment that mature workers often hear. Consider employment in areas in which age can be an asset. No fee.
Turning Job Loss Into Action
Feeling overwhelmed by your job loss? Attend this workshop to assess your job loss emotions, learn to manage your stress, develop an action plan, and set a transition timeline.
Interviewing: Ace the Interview
An effective interview results from planning and preparation. Learn about different types of interviews and questions as well as the job search etiquette necessary to help you impress a potential employer. Attend this informative workshop to further develop your personalized interviewing skills and the strategies necessary to secure the job offer.
Network Your Way to Employment
Networking is a valuable tool to obtain employment. In this step-by-step workshop, learn strategies to build your network of contacts and effectively tap into the hidden job market.