Workshop Descriptions

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS –

Basic Computer Workshop

This workshop is designed for people who need to learn the basics of operating a computer. Topics to be covered will include: How to turn on a computer and how to use the mouse.  No computer skills are needed prior to taking this workshop.

ACCES-VR (formerly VESID) Community Information Orientation

If you have a disability ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services) may be able to assist you in finding a job or receiving training. ACCES-VR Orientations are held in the center every 1st Thursday of the month at 2:30pm as well as every 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30am..

Job Corps – If you make the commitment, we will cover the cost!

Get your HSD, GED, driver’s license and a career with Glenmont Job Corps 100% free to low income young people between the ages of 16 and 24.

Job Corps is a Federally funded residential program that offers tuition-free, hands-on training to young men and women. Learn a trade so that you can work in health care, construction, automotive, the culinary arts, homeland security and so many more. After completion of the individually self-paced programs you will receive additional support so that you can continue with the progress that you began as you transition to college, the military or to your new career.

Join the information session and ask about a free two year college degree after you complete our program!

Where’s the Work? And What in the World is a STEM Job?

Information on the growing demands in our local and regional job markets.  Will also include information on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related occupations and how to utilize the NYS Department of Labor’s Job Express in your job search, along with the directory of potential employers, occupational wages, and projections.

Metrix Orientation

Metrix is supplemental online training that is offered to our customers. There are over 5,000 classes available.  You will receive a username and password as well as learn how to navigate the system to choose the classes that you want.

National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC)

Target the skills that employers identify as essential to entry-level workplace success. The National Work Readiness Credential certifies workplace professionals in the areas of reading, math, situational judgment and active listening.

Interview Time: Preparation is Key!

Learn tips and strategies for conducting a successful interview. Topics to be covered include: Preparing a portfolio, commonly asked interview questions, behavioral interviewing and how to present yourself to a potential employer.

 

How to go about: Finding, Getting & Keeping a Job

Customers will learn how to put together a resume and the different types of resumes that are best suited for them.  Will learn the importance of cover letters & thank you notes.  Customers will learn about their transferable skills to add to each specific job that they are applying for.   Interview expectations, how to be prepared, review of common questions, and how to best answer them, and to practice their answers!  Be prepared.  If offered a job, what is next?  Accepting, what are the expectations to keeping a job?  How to maintain a good employment status.

 

 

***To register for any of the Workshops please call the Workforce Solutions Center at 842-3676.

 

 

 

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