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Workforce Center sets December workshop schedule

11/21/2017, 1:14 p.m.
The Workforce Center of Will County December schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, ...
Workforce Services Division of Will County has opened in a new Joliet location at 2400 Glenwood Ave., and its Clothes 4 Work program is now relocated across the street.

JOLIET – The Workforce Center of Will County December schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, Illinois Department of Employment Security and Joliet Junior College, has been released.

“The WCWC is truly a one-stop center for Will County residents who are seeking employment assistance,” said Susan Flessner, administrative manager of the WCWC. “Through all of these agencies, residents can access many different job search programs, hone their job skills, and learn about additional training opportunities.”

Career Cafe will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 12 and 19. Career Cafe is a networking event designed to connect people looking for work. In addition to sharing tips with other job seekers and learning job search techniques, participants will hear from guest speakers sharing their hiring expertise. To reserve a seat at Career Cafe, call (815) 727-5679.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 5 and 12, IDES will present Illinois JobLink, a workshop teaching users how to register on Illinois JobLink by creating and uploading resumes to the site, with tips on how to get the most views from employers. Also on the agenda will be how to search for jobs on the site and how to complete a work search record.

A workshop on Microsoft Word will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 4 and 18, and 10:30 Thursdays Dec. 14 and 28. The basics of how to use Microsoft Word in a job search and in creating a professional looking resume and cover letter will be taught. Basic Microsoft Excel will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Dec. 7 and 21, and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

Job Readiness gives participants an overview of resources for job seekers, including networking, completing applications, resumes, interviewing and Illinois JobLink. It will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 20.

Math Review will be offered at 2 p.m. every Tuesday. A review of basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and integers will be covered.

Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Participants may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Participants will learn job interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop.

LinkedIn Lab, which will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, will help job seekers make the most of their basic LinkedIn accounts. Participants may either set up a basic account ahead of time or staff will help them set one up during the workshop.

Networking Workshop will help job seekers learn how to develop relationships and contacts with relatives, friends and acquaintances that can assist with the job search. This class also shows how social media fits in with networking for employment. The workshop will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27. The workshops will include a review of basic job search techniques, including networking and how to use the internet to conduct a job search.