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Workforce November workshop

10/28/2019, 9:36 p.m.
The Workforce Center of Will County November schedule for workshops and events has been announced. From developing or updating a ...

The Workforce Center of Will County November schedule for workshops and events has been announced. From developing or updating a resume, to brushing up on interviewing skills, the center offers these services and others at no cost to Will County residents.

Adult Education Information Session - will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Weds. Nov. 13 and will explain the services offered by the Joliet Junior College Department of Adult Education and Literacy, including English as a Second Language, basic skill development classes, high school equivalency (GED) classes, volunteer tutor program, and other college classes. Advance registration is required by calling Michelle Lyman at (815) 280-1335, mlyman@jjc.edu or Cathy Kramer at (815) 280-1324, ckramer@jjc.edu.

High School Equivalency (GED) – class is available at 1:00 p.m. on Tues Nov. 5, Thurs. Nov. 7, Tues. Nov. 12, Thurs. Nov. 14, Tues. Nov. 19, Thurs. Nov. 21 or Tues. Nov. 26. The class covers math, science, English, reading, writing, and social studies in preparation for the equivalency test. Call (815) 280-1333 to register or for more information.

Industry Orientation – career scholarships are available to residents interested in high demand occupations who meet eligibility requirements. Visit www.jobs4people.org to register or call (815) 727-4444 to attend an industry orientation. Advance registration is required.

Professional/Financial/Information Technology orientation will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 7 and 1:30 p.m. on Mon. Nov. 18.

Manufacturing/Transportation/Distribution/Logistics orientation will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tues. Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 and 2:30 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 14 and 1:30 p.m. on Mon. Nov. 25.

Healthcare orientation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Mon. Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m. on Tues. Nov. 12 and Nov. 26 and 2:30 p.m. on Thurs. Nov. 21.

On the Job Training Orientation – is available to Will County residents who are interested in learning new skills on the job in a range of high demand industries. These are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Mon. Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. on Mon. Nov. 18, and 10:00 a.m. on Mon. Nov. 25.

Alison.com Orientation ¬– 10:30 a.m. on Tues. Nov. 5 offers more than 1,000 free online courses to help learners earn a certificate or diploma in more than 300 categories. Orientation includes an overview of courses, how to set up an Alison account, and how to earn a certificate or diploma.

Illinois JobLink Workshop - this workshop will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tues. Nov. 12 and 1:30 p.m. on Fri. Nov. 22 and teach how to register with JobLink by creating and uploading a resume and tips for getting the most views from employers.

Job Club Toolkit – will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Weds. Nov. 20. This networking event allows job seekers to share job leads, learn job search skills, and hear from guest speakers.

Job Readiness Workshop – is offered at 9:30 a.m. on Weds. Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 and gives an overview of resources for job seekers including networking, completing applications, resumes, interviewing, and using the Illinois JobLink.