Workshops and Events

SSCC WorkShops And Events

 

Workshop Registrations Policies And Procedures

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)

 


Plymouth Career Center Workshop Descriptions

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

Job Search Workshops

Accomplishments Into Stories – Learn how to “shine” and impress interviewer with real actionable accomplishments.

Budgeting and Credit – Budgeting, banking and saving. Credit reports and scores. Using credit wisely and debt repayment strategies.

Boston South Women’s Employment Network – Networking group facilitated by former customers.

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

College Navigation – Provide direct services through academic and career coaching, college transition services, and referral services for Massasoit Community College.

Federal Job Search Tips – Learn the ins and outs of navigating the Federal job system, resume format, targeting the job titles and grade.

Federal Resume Process – Will provide a guide to prepare competitive federal resume.

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.

Hands-On Internet Job Search Application – Overview of online job application process including creating or managing email addresses and uploading resumes. Customer will complete online job application.

How to Turn An Interview Into a Job

Stage 1 – The proven interviewing system that works. Bonding, rapport, and non-verbal communication. Up front contract and documented examples.

Stage 2 – How to discover and match your skills sets to the PAIN. It’s OK to be not OK. We have to think it over is just a slow no.

Stage 3 – Essential elements for the interview. How to answer the hard questions. What does the color RED look like? The decision process.

Stage 4 – Your brag book-proof that it works. 30-60-90 day business plan. How to practice, practice, practice.

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 Basics – 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  S3Prerequisite: Basic PC skills & completed CDM. Online interactive system providing info on occupations, how to do an effective job search, assess interests/skills.

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

Massasoit Information Seminar – A representative from Massasoit explains the programs at Massasoit for those interested in going to school there.

Mock Interviews – Participant will be given the opportunity to practice interviewing in a formal interviewing setting and be given feedback after the mock interview.

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

Résumé & Cover Letter Critique – Prerequisite:  Bring 8 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 currententrepreneurs needing assistance in starting or expanding a businesses.

Sell Your Self Series – A workshop series designed to assist individuals with navigating through the job search process.

Topics include:

Session I – Networking and Introduction to 30 second commerical

Session II – 30 second commercial, elevator speech and 2 minute commercial; Prerequisite: Must have attended session I.

Session III – job fair and professional employment portfolio.

Session IV – improving communications.

TORQ – Think Outside of the “Occupational” Box – Prerequisite: Advanced PC skills and an email account. Facilitator will use TORQ, an online assessment tool which guides job seekers in accessing skill transferability comparisons.

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.

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

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 Workshops

Computer Workshop Level
Note:  New format for ALL computer workshopsParticipants 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

Editing Word Documents L3 –  Prerequisite: Word basic skills, intermediate keyboarding and mouse skills. Become more familiar with the overall functions of Word. Apply Word processing formatting skills to edit documents, enhance and control text alignment, apply bullets, and manage headers/footers.

E-Learning L2 – This self-paced tutorial offers : computer software applications. Prerequisite: Must have a valid e-mail address and have a basic understanding of computers and the internet

Excel Basics L4 – 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 L2Learn the basics of word processing;  Prerequisite: Demonstrated ability/knowledge of basic computer skills. Must know how to use a mouse.

Internet Job Search Overview – Prepare for your online job search. Tips on resume/cover letter writing, email etiquette/signature, &saving/accessing digital documents. Prerequisite L2: Computer skills & email account.

Internet Job Search Hands-On – Learn JobQuest & other job site fundamentals. Basic/advanced online job search & application tips. Prerequisite L3: Internet search skills, email account and digitally accessible resume.

LinkedInPrerequisite: Must have resume on flash drive, email address, AND a Linkedln account already set up

Intro to PC’s L1 – Learn computer fundamentals, including components of a PC, how to navigate Windows desktop, keyboard & mouse, cut/copy/save, access an e-mail account, attach documents and search internet.

Intro to Word L2 – Learn Word Fundamentals to format & create a document including fonts, spacing, margins, tables, bullets, setting up auto-save, read-only & saving to “documents”. Prerequisite: Must have basic PC skills.

MS Office Objects & PowerPoint Workshop L5 Learn the basic functions of Objects and basics of PowerPoint;  PrerequisiteMust have strong Copy and Paste Skills for embedding objects into slides

Word Basics –  Prerequisite: Must have basic PC, keyboarding and mouse skills. Learn Word processing fundamentals for creating a new document, saving files, setting margins, tabs, page layout, entering and formatting text. Apply cut/copy/paste for editing and use spell check.

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.

 


Quincy Career Center Workshop Descriptions

Note: Registration for workshops will be taken in person and by telephone (617-745-4000) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start of event….Late arrivals will not be permitted to attend.

 

BenePLAN: Guest Instructor. Overview of Social Security Benefits and Work available for individual with disabilities.

Career Center Seminar: Learn about the wide variety of services to help you with your job search

The Career Club: An opportunity to meet weekly among peers to network. Topics regarding job searching, career direction, unemployment challenges and job swapping will be the focus of discussion. Guest speaker.

Career Directions: Complete an assessment tool to explore changing a career or a new career path.

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: Online learning tool for Microsoft Office and other software applications. Email is required.

Excel : Introduction to Microsoft 2013 spreadsheet application creating a work search log and payroll application. Computer skills are necessary.

Federal Job Search 1: Understanding the Federal Job Process. This workshop is an overview for finding and applying for jobs within the Federal government.

Federal Job Search 2: Understanding the Federal Resume. This workshop will provide you with a guide to prepare a competitive Federal Resume.

Financial Survival Tips 1: Guest Instructor. Workshop will provide an understanding of your options with mortgages, savings plans, IRSs, 401K’s, 403b’s, and existing retirement plans.

Financial Survival Tips 2: Guest Instructor. Tips and advice on how to protect and grow your retirement plan.

Finding your next job: Kick start your job search: Learn what it takes to find a job in today’s job market! Walk step by step through the different parts of looking for work and be able to develop a plan and follow it on your own.

Introduction to PC’s:   Covers the basics of computers, operating system, Internet basic navigation and information stored and accessed on computer.

Interview Basics:  Review difficult interview questions and learn how to market yourself effectively during the interview.

Job Club: Assist with a job search, gain support and advice.

Learning Lab: Career Center Staff will be available to assist you in learning how to use your email, upload your resume and cover letter, learn how to complete online application, and assist with other areas you may be struggling with online job search process.Learning Lab: Career Center Staff will be available to assist you in learning how to use your email, upload your resume and cover letter, learn how to complete online application, and assist with other areas you may be struggling with online job search process.

Linked In:  Introduction to largest professional networking tool.

Literacy Program: Guest Instructor. Guidance with HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) questions. HiSET is formerly known as GED.

Massasoit Navigator provides direct services through academic and career coaching, college transition services, and referral services to Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center customers pursuing post-secondary education at the community college.

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

Networking:  Workshop focuses on the process of networking and how to market yourself using your connections.

One to One Practice Mock Interviews: You must bring the following materials: Résumé, Copy of Job Description applying for, have or had a recent or scheduled interview and list of interview questions that you would like covered.

Overview of  Social Security Benefits and Work: Participants will gain an understanding of the Social Security benefits available for individual with disabilities.

PowerPoint: Introduction to Microsoft 2013 slide presentation tool. Create a slide show utilizing pictures, tables, and charts. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer and Introduction to Word. Keyboard and mouse skills are necessary.

Résumé Review: By Appointment résumé critique with a Certified Professional Résumé Writer for a 15 minute review of your current resume which must be in MS Word Format and bring 2 hard copies with you.

Résumé Development:  identify fundamentals of résumé writing including formats. Workshop  concentrates on the accomplishment statement and the concept of marketing yourself through the résumé.

State/Federal Job Search: Reviews State Website www.Mass.gov/hrd and Federal Website www.usajobs.gov process to apply for government jobs.

Salary Negotiations:  Learn how to negotiate your next salary and be prepared to negotiate when a job offer is presented.

SBA Seminar:  Guest Instructor. Small business administration programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance starting or expanding a small business.

TORQ: Job search engine matches relevant transferable job opportunities for the job seeker. Email account is required.

Word: Introduction to Microsoft 2013 word processing tool. Emphasis on creating a document focusing on the home ribbon and page layout. Prerequisite: Introduction to computer. Keyboard and mouse skills are necessary.

 

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