Meriden American Job Center Open House, June 14, 2016
Meriden American Job Center
Self-Service Career Center for resume preparation, job search, internet access, online job applications, and support service information. Fax and copy machines available free of charge for job-search related needs. No appointment necessary, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Jobs First Employment Services employment specialists and job developers provide one-on-one counseling to help South Central CT residents be active in the workforce.
Business Services staff are here to help with screening and recruitment. In addition, Growth Sector programs including the Ready to Work, 21st Century Manufacturing training initiative, and the Health Careers Advancement Project hold Information Sessions here. See below.
Available by Appointment:
Youth Services: Youth and Young Adults ages 16-24 have programs tailored to them through a network of providers and services that lead to training, employment and higher education. Contact Aurora Grant at (203) 624-1493 x 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-Ins Welcome or Call Ahead to Reserve Space
The following take place at 87 West Main Street, Meriden.
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fridays, 12:00 - 3:00 PM
For those new to the American Job Center and seeking to access one-on-one employment and training services. Covers program options and eligibility. Attend if you are unemployed, working less than full time or earning less than a livable wage. Veterans and veteran spouses receive priority service.
Health Career Information Session
Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Provides an overview of occupations in the healthcare field and related career ladders for advancement. Learn which healthcare occupations are in demand, get average wage information, and find out what type of education or training is needed for each occupation. Open to the public. Attendees may follow this session with One Stop Services Orientation to access full employment and training services (see above).
4th Friday of Each Month
Fri., May 26, 9:30-10:30 AM
Fri., June 23, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Provides information about employment trends in Information Technology (IT), Advanced Manufacturing, and Engineering sectors. Also discusses the paid, on-the-job-training (OJT) programs available through Workforce Alliance. Please bring your resume. Contact Paul Gagne at (203) 867-4030 x 219 or email@example.com or click Leveraging Your Technical Skills to register now.
Tues., May 9, 16 & 23, 10:00-11:00 AM
Tues., June 13, 20 & 27, 10:00-11:00 AM
The Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative has expanded and improved training facilities throughout Connecticut’s community colleges. This workshop focuses on how to get into the Manufacturing Machine Technology Program at Middlesex Community College for those entering the workforce or looking to move up in it. Contact Recruitment Specialist Juliana Castillo at (203) 238-3688 x 302 firstname.lastname@example.org
Select Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Learn about free short term job-related training for low-income participants for employment in high-demand healthcare occupations: patient care and nursing, emergency medicine, community health and patient navigation, health information management and more. Participants selected by lottery. Applicants must have a high school diploma, verify family income, and are subject to drug screen and criminal background check. Contact Meriden Career Navigator TaMesha Greene at (203) 238-3688 x 307 or email@example.com or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view dates & register now.
21st Century Resume
Tues.., May 2 & 30, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Fri., May 19, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Tues., June 27, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Fri., June 16, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Thurs., May 4, 1:30-3:30 PM
Fri., May 12, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Thurs., June 1, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Friday, June 9, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Learn how to research your job industry, demographics and current salary trends using Labor Market Information.
Tues., May 9 & 25, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Tues., JUne 6 & 22, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Fri., June 23, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Marketing with My Cover Letter
Fri., May 5, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Tues., May 16, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Fri., June 2, 9:30-11:30 AM
Tues., June 13, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Re-branding for the Over 50 Crowd
Tues., May 23, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Tues., June 20, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Thurs., May 25, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Thurs., June 22, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn how to set up a LinkedIn page, increasing your visibility to employers, discover professional opportunities and communicate with employment connections.
Identifying Job Leads On-Line & Application Session
Thurs., May 11, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Thurs., June 8, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Increasingly, recruiters are tweeting or posting job postings to find candidates. Create a networking profile by using the Internet to search for and identify job opportunities. Find and follow companies you'd like to work for with a Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn presence.
My Next Move
Wed., May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Wed., June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Basic Keyboarding Practice
Thurs., May 11, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Thurs., June 8, 1:30 - 3:30 PM