JOB SEEKER WORKSHOPS
Basic Computer Skills - Using a computer competently is essential for today's job seeker. Learn the basic computer skills necessary to search and apply for jobs. This workshop includes everything from using the keyboard to accessing the internet to creating and saving files. In addition, learn to use jobs.mo.gov to search for your next job.
Career Networking: Preparing for Your Career - Learn the benefits of effective and strategic networking and how these interpersonal resources and contacts could lead to a new job. This workshop applies what you learn, so you will develop a plan to present yourself to networking groups, a networking source list, and a list of the types of networking groups.
Career Exploration (Classroom training only) - Customers attend an orientation presented by a Skills Team. For career center members who want to explore training in various occupations except healthcare. Also financial aid session to review FASFA and requirements for Workforce 21 Scholarship.
Career Exploration/Talify - This workshop gives you the tools to assess your knowledge, skills, personal interests and priorities on the journey to finding the job or classroom training that is best for you (or not a good fit) and identify resources that are available to find a rewarding career.
Corrections Officer Testing - Testing and orientation for openings for Correction Officer I position within the State of Missouri. Candidates should be 21, possess a valid driver’s license, High School Diploma or Equivalent, current with state taxes, and be able to pass a background check; positions offer competitive pay and benefits. It is preferred to be first aide certified and the application be completed prior to the workshop (www.doc.mo.gov).
Financial Literacy - Youth (16-24) will discuss financial issues and perform exercises related to saving income, learning skills needed to manage finances, writing checks, balancing a checkbook, and balancing a budget. This program is an active, hands-on experience that gives individuals a chance to practice making lifestyle and budget choices that can be faced on a daily basis.
Interview Process - Customers get practical advice on how to best showcase their skills and experience through research, practice, and preparation. Get helpful tips on how to dress and groom for an interview. Learn the different types of interviews and strategies for each.
Resume Preparation - Find out what employers are looking for when they read a resume and cover letter. Identify and optimize all the basic components of a resume-skills and abilities, work history, and education, so that you stand out above the others.
Online Applications - Workshop will cover aspects of completing an application online, as well as formatting your resume and attaching your resume to an online application. Rules of completing online applications, creating document to assist the process, and tips on how to make the process easier will be covered in the workshop.
TABE Assessment (Classroom training Only) - Instructors administer the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) that is designed to measure achievement of basic skills commonly taught in instructional programs. It assesses reading, mathematics, language, or spelling skills.
National Career Readiness-WorkKeys Assessment - Instructors administer the Workkeys assessment to help identify strengths, abilities, and areas for development as well as workplace readiness. The Workkeys assessment measures cognitive abilities such as applied mathematics, reading for information, and locating information.
Offenders Career and Employment Resource Workshop - The MRP (Missouri Re-Entry Program) will include the following: Explanation/description of Federal Bonding program, Creating a positive image and environment, Identifying Job Skills, Resume writing and more ie: (Wordle, Onet),Identifying Job targets, Organization of documents, Use of the Most Effective Job Seeking Methods, Improving interview skills, Following up on job leads.
Remediation - An opportunity to improve math, reading, and language skills for those having difficulty achieving standard scores. If you need one-on-one assistance or need access to a computer to complete this self-directed tool, just let us know. Remediation is necessary for individuals that did not meet the requirements for the TABE or Workkeys assessments.
Social Media (Conducting a Job Search) - Social Media networks including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can become key tools to support job seekers with their job search. Participants will learn ways to use social media to enhance their job search and understand the dangers of social networking sites.
Labor Market Information (LMI) - This workshop gives customers the tools to assess their knowledge, skills, personal interests, and priorities on their journey to finding the job that is best for them. They will be introduced to MERIC, and O'Net information. Growing careers such as Healthcare, Green Careers, and Advanced Manufacturing will also be discussed.
Highlight of Services
• Online job search* (Jobs.mo.gov)
• Job search tools
• Labor market information
• Career counseling
• Job Club/ Job matching
• Career transition assistance
• Resume development
• Computer skills training
• Mock interviews
• Career assessments/ planning
• On-the-job training**
• Job fairs
• Youth programs
• Vocational rehabilitative services
• Missouri Work Assistance (MWA)
• Supportive services**
• Veterans services
*The Career Center Resource Room currently provides the following: Self-directed job search, telephone access, fax/copy machines, labor market information, bilingual communication support, TTY/TDD equipment/access, computer and internet access. Daily time limits on computers vary by location.
** Subject to eligibility requirements and fund availability. Services may include help with transportation, supplies, work clothing, etc.