Workforce Center January workshop schedule
The Workforce Center of Will County has released the January schedule for workshops and events. 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. Jan. 22 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,email@example.com or Cathy Kramer at (815) 280-1324, firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Equivalency (GED) –will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tues. Jan. 14, 21, and 28 and at 1:00 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 16, 23, and 30. This course prepare participants for the high school equivalency test and will review math, science, English, reading, writing, and social studies. 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. Jan. 9 and at 9:00 a.m. on Fri. Jan. 24.
Manufacturing/Transportation/Distribution/Logistics orientation will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tues. Jan. 7 and at 2:30 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 23.
Healthcare orientation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Mon. Jan. 6 and 9:00 a.m. on Tues. Jan. 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 Mondays, January 6, 13, and 27.
Alison.com Orientation ¬– 1:30 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 2, 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 2:00 p.m. on Tues. Jan. 7 and Thurs. Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. on Fri. Jan. 17 and Tues. Jan. 28.and will teach attendees 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 3:00 p.m. on Weds. Jan. 21. This networking event allows job seekers to share job leads, learn job search skills, and hear from guest speakers.
LinkedIn Lab – Starting Your Profile – 1:30 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 16. A hands on approach to create a basic account to assist in job searches. Come dressed to impress for a photo to add to you LinkedIn account.
LinkedIn Lab – Maximize Your Profile – 2:00 p.m. on Thurs. Jan. 16. Learn how to use LinkedIn features and best practices to successfully find a job.