April — Free Job & Career Workshops

April 1, 2019
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April 2019 Career Shops

April 12 – Veterans Orientation, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – This collaborative meeting provides our veterans with information on local services and programs that are available to the veteran.

April 12 – The Power of CalJOBS, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – CalJOBS is an online resource that can be used to navigate California’s workforce services providing employment and labor market information. The newly enhanced system allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, and find information on education and training programs.

April 17 and 24 – Social Media, 10:00 a.m. – noon – Social media is everywhere. It is not just
for entertainment or a way to stay connected with friends and family, but a powerful tool that can be utilized for networking and building career success. Learn how to create a positive personal brand as well as the importance of social media etiquette.

April 19 – Resumes That Sell, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Get hands-on assistance in completing your résumé, cover and thank-you letters. Upon completion of this Career Shop, you will walk away with a portfolio that shows off your professional documents. Come prepared with your employment history for the last 10 years and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three personal and three professional references.

April 24 – Career Explorer, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – This workshop is designed to teach job readiness, communication skills and cultural relevance in today’s workplace (Owens Valley Career Development Center). To register, call (805) 204-5187.

April 26 – Job Search/Social Media, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – This workshop provides common sense tactics to be more effective in finding employment when dealing with little work experience, age discrimination, gaps in employment, barriers, and returning to the workforce. The social media portion provides information on the most popular online social networks.

Google Academy – Classes held Mondays and Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. – noon – This workshop teaches students how to use Google’s free applications such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. The class will help prepare students to use these applications in the workplace. The six-week workshop is a combination of lectures and hands-on practice. Students learn how to create their own Google account, share their work with others and learn how to collaborate in real time. The complete workshop consists of six, eight-hour modules. Each module is run in two, four-hour sessions. Those who successfully complete all six modules will earn a course completion certificate, however enrollment in individual modules is also an option.

ESL (English as a Second Language) to Work – Classes held Tuesdays through Thursdays throughout the month – This workshop for ESL participants is designed to develop basic skills related to the work environment: speaking, listening, reading, writing, problem solving, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, career planning and advancement and cross-cultural understanding. Upon successful completion, students may be ready to succeed in additional job training courses or employment.

Space is limited. Prior registration required. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Participants must be registered with CalJOBS (https://www.caljobs.ca.gov) before signing up for a career shop. For more information, call the West County America’s Job Center at 805-204-5171.

Career shops are sponsored by the Human Services Agency, EDD Workforces Services and the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County. This is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program/Service. For TDD/TT inquiries call 1 (800) 735-2922. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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