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Quincy Career Center Workshops

New
Quincy Career Center
Veterans Job Club
Starts
February 20, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
to April 10, 2014
See Flyer for Details

 

Policies And Procedures For All Workshop Registrations
SIGN-UP PROCEDURE

  • Registration for workshops will be taken in person (walk-in) and over the telephone and are on a first-come first-served basis; slots will not be held/saved for customers.  If you are registering for a workshop that has a prerequisite, you will need to meet all of the prerequisite requirements. If workshop is full when you attempt to register, you may request to be placed on the ‘Stand-by” list (if one exists).  POLICIES  All workshops begin on time, late customers will not be allowed to attend and their slot will be forfeited/filled by a customer on the stand-by list or a walk-in.  As a courtesy to other please shut off all cell phones.

 

Policies And Procedures For All Workshop Registrations
SIGN-UP PROCEDURE

  • Registration for workshops will be taken in person (walk-in) and over the telephone and are on a first-come first-served basis; slots will not be held/saved for customers.  If you are registering for a workshop that has a prerequisite, you will need to meet all of the prerequisite requirements. If workshop is full when you attempt to register, you may request to be placed on the ‘Stand-by” list (if one exists).  POLICIES  All workshops begin on time, late customers will not be allowed to attend and their slot will be forfeited/filled by a customer on the stand-by list or a walk-in.  As a courtesy to other please shut off all cell phones.

QUINCY CAREER CENTER WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

TORQWorks: - Prerequisite: Must be able to use a Web Browser TORQ is a web site that helps Job Seekers quantify and score - based on past work experience -- their knowledge, skills and abilities. Using the "TORQ score," a Job Seeker can better understand the difficulties in transitioning from one occupation to another.
Career Center Seminar:  60-90 minutes learn about the wide variety of Career Center services to help you with your job search. Required for most customers collecting UI Benefits.
“I’m out of work. Now what do I do with my Retirement Plan?”
Guest Instructor – Tips and advice on how to protect and grow your retirement plan. Guest Speaker
Financial Survival Tips During Hard Times
: Workshop will provide an understanding of your options with mortgages, savings plans, IRSs, 401K's, 403b's, and existing retirement plans. Guest Instructor.
Career Directions and complete assessment tool to assist exploring a new career. Explore a new career if you are changing a career or if you do not know what you would like to do.  Examine life and work values
Cover Letter Writing:  A good cover letter is crucial for anyone looking for work, since it is often your initial contact with a company.  Learn how to organize and write an effective cover letter.
E-Learning:  Need to upgrade knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel or learn how to use Quick Books or another software application.  Sign up for this workshop and acquire a license for online tutorials and start the learning process at your own pace.  Must be computer literate and have an email address.
workshop. 
How to Search for Federal Jobs: 
Learn the Ins and outs of navigating the Federal Job System.  Guest Instructor.
Internet Job Search: This lesson will provide customers knowledge of various job search tools.  Familiarizes customers with the steps necessary to do internet job search successfully as well as tricks to navigating job search portals.  Items covered include the hot job list, jobquest, and job search engines. 
Interview Basics: 
Includes practical pointers on marketing yourself effectively during the interview.  Learn how to market your skills, review difficult interview questions and feel more confident in your next interview.
Introduction to Linked In:  Introduction to largest professional network.  Linked In connects you to trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities.
Introduction to MACIS: (Mass Career Information System) Discover how to navigate this online system for current information on occupations, assessment tools and education and training.
Introduction to PC’s:   Covers the basics of computers, operating system, Internet basic navigation and information stored and accessed on computer.
Introduction to Excel: Learn the basics on how to create spreadsheets using a Job Search Log and Payroll files as examples. Must have basic knowledge of PC or taken Introduction to PC’s
Introduction to Word A basic introduction to the use of Microsoft Word detailing the user interface, tool bar and the procedures for saving, opening, closing and creating a document.  Must have basic knowledge of PC or taken Introduction to PC’s
Introduction to PowerPoint: Basic Introduction to creating presentations using interactive media and graphics. Must have basic knowledge of PC or taken Introduction to PC’s
Networking and Job Search Strategies
  This workshop focuses on the process of networking and how to market yourself using your connections.
Résumé Critique:  Please bring 15 photocopies of your completed résumé and the facilitator along with participants will critique résumé providing valuable feedback. 
Résumé Development:  This workshop identifies fundamentals of résumé writing including formats.  It concentrates on the accomplishment statement and the concept of marketing yourself through the résumé.  Learn up to date rules of résumés and how to connect your skills to a future position.  
Salary Negotiation:  Learn how to negotiate your next salary. 
SBA Seminar:  Gain a better understanding of the various small business administration programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance starting or expanding their business. Guest Instructor.
Tips for Mature Workers:  Gain a greater understanding of potential age related biases which may impact one’s job search and discuss how to use your strengths and skills to your advantage. 
Please call 617-745-4000 to SIGN UP for Workshops or visit  FRONT DESK

Hours of Operations: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri:  8:30am - 4:30pm and Tues:  9:30am - 4:30pm 
 617-745-4000  152 Parkingway Quincy, MA 02169

 


Plymouth Career Center Workshops

Note: Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start of event….Late arrivals will not be permitted to attend.

PCC WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS 

Job Search Workshops
Career Decisions– Participants will complete a self-scored assessment survey to help them identify occupational interests, values, and abilities

 

Identity Theft–Designed to inform you on the importance of protecting their identity with specific focus on understanding what identity theft is, how it occurs and what to do if you become a victim.

Interviewing - Includes practical pointers on  marketing yourself effectively during the interview Practice Option-after seminar, schedule an appointment to “Practice” interviewing techniques

Introduction to Mass CIS  S3- On line interactive system providing info on occupations, how to do an effective job search, assess interests/skills.

Financial Survival Tips During Hard Times - Provides an understanding of your options with mortgages, savings plans, IRSs, 401K's, 403b's, and existing retirement plans.

Mature Workers Job Search Tips- Participants will gain an a greater understanding of potential age-related biases and specific strategies to aid participants in developing a successful job search

Networking For Your Job Search - Workshop will provide proven techniques to find the hidden job market - the unadvertised job openings.

Plymouth Networking Club NEW - NETWORK through the Career Center to obtain a financially stable position.

Résumé & Cover Letter Seminar - Participants will learn key concepts about Résumé writing including formats, summaries and accomplishment statements. Also, will discuss cover letters and other correspondence

Résumé Critique Prerequisite:  Bring 11 copies of your "typed" Résumé to share with other participants.  Receive constructive criticism from workshop facilitator  

Salary Negotiations - Learn negotiating techniques as well as how to negotiate salary based on the "Market Value" of a position.

Small Business Administration Overview – Understanding of SBA programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs needing assistance in starting or expanding a businesses.

Vet-Net (Veteran Networking Group) – Job search networking/support group for prior military service personnel

Veteran’s MJQ & LinkedIn –Veterans assist and support one another while conducting internet job search activities. Prerequisite: Must have resume on flash drive and/or email account  

 
Veteran’s Orientation –   a presentation by the VET REP providing a systematic approach to targeting and attaining the foundational pieces of the job search process. This presentation provides the VET a Smarter not Harder way to navigate to a positive end result.

 30 Second Commercial (Veteran’s Only) -  This workshop will encompass How to Sell yourself in 30 Seconds. The purpose of this workshop is to develop interest in you and your skills during your Networking routine and the Interview.

Computer Workshop Level
Note:  New format for ALL computer workshops
Participants MUST meet Workshop prerequisite
 
Use the “LEVELS” as a guideline to your computer skills  
Level 1 = Beginner/Novice
Level 2 = Basic Keyboarding and Mouse Skills
Level 3 = Intermediate Keyboarding, Mouse and Word Processing Skills
Level 4 = Moderate  Keyboarding, Mouse and Word Processing Skills
Level 5 = Advanced Keyboarding, Must know Copy and Paste

Computer Workshops

Excel BasicsL4 - Learn the basics on how to create spreadsheets. Prerequisite: Knowledge of MS Word and Must know how to use a mouse

Introduction to Word Processing L2 - Learn the basics of word processing Prerequisite: Demonstrated ability/knowledge of basic computer skills. Must know how to use a mouse.

MS Office Objects & PowerPoint WorkshopL5 - Learn the basic functions of Objects and basics of PowerPoint.PrerequisiteMust have strong Copy and Paste Skills for embedding objects into slides

Self-Directed Resource Room Services

Support for Individuals with Disabilities:  Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Speak with Job Specialist for assistance.

 

Reference Library

The library includes an extensive collection of subjects authored by experts in the employment field.  Reference materials cover a wide range of job search topics addressing employment strategies and issues encountered by job seekers.  Books are for use in the career center. 

Policies and Procedures for All Workshop Registrations

SIGN-UP PROCEDURE

  • Registration for workshops will be taken in person (walk-in) and over the telephone and are on a first-come first-served basis; slots will not be held/saved for customers.
  • If you are registering for a workshop that has a prerequisite, you will need to meet all of the prerequisite requirements
  • If workshop is full when you attempt to register, you may request to be placed on the ‘Stand-by” list (if one exists).

POLICIES

  • Customers may sign up for a maximum of  three (3) computer related workshops per month
  • All workshops begin on time, late customers will not be allowed to attend and their slot will be forfeited/filled by a customer on the stand-by list or a walk-in
  • To cancel a workshop, please call the career center at least one (1) day prior to the beginning of the workshop – if you neglect to notify the career center you will be recorded as a no-show (see exception to extenuation circumstances on detailed flyer at front desk)

 

Directions to the Plymouth Career Center
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 200

  • From Route 3 North or South, take Exit 9
  • Turn onto Rte 3A South — follow 3A South approximately 1.7 mi
  • At traffic light, take left into Cordage Commerce Center
  • Bear to the right — #36 is at the right end of the building