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Workforce Center sets January workshop schedule

12/20/2017, 11:47 a.m.
The Workforce Center of Will County January schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, ...

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. The workshops will include a review of basic job search techniques, including networking and how to use the internet to conduct a job search.

Workshops last about an hour, depending upon class size, except for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and LinkedIn Lab, which run approximately 90 minutes each. All workshops are offered at no cost to Will County residents.

All workshops except Career Cafe are offered on a walk-in basis.

Training is also available at Workforce Center of Will County.

Career scholarships are available to Will County residents who meet eligibility guidelines and are interested in occupations in demand in Will County. The first step in applying for a career scholarship is to attend an Industry Orientation workshop. Sessions are available based on the industry or occupation. To register, go to www.jobs4people.org or call (815) 727-4444.

Sessions for workers interested in professional, financial and information technology will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Orientation for those interested in the healthcare field will be offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29.

Industry Orientation for manufacturing, transportation, distribution and logistics will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22.

There will be an Adult Education Information Session at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. At this session, the services that the Joliet Junior College Department of Adult Education and Literacy will be explained. Students will be able to test and immediately sign up for classes.

On The Job Training Orientation will be offered at 10 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 8. 22 and 29. On the job training is available to Will County residents interested in learning new skills while working. It is available in a range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and transportation, warehousing and logistics.

Reservations are required to attend Industry Orientation sessions. Adult Education and On The Job Training Orientation are offered on a walk-in basis.

In addition, the WCWC hosts weekly job fairs at which job seekers can meet with multiple employers. In January, the two-hour sessions will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.

The Workforce Center of Will County is at 2400 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100. For more information about WCWC, visit www.will.works.