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Meriden American Job Center Open House, June 14, 2016

Meriden American Job Center

ON-GOING OFFERINGS:

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 help with screening and recruitment.

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 agrant@workforcealliance.biz.

Next Steps Re-Entry Program, a robust program that helps ex-offenders become job seekers. Email Glenn Young or call (203) 624-1493 x 212.


The following take place at 87 West Main Street, Meriden. Walk-ins Welcome, or call ahead to reserve space (203) 238-3688. You must create a CTHires account to attend. Click below for link. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS for creating a CTHires account.

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ONE STOP SERVICES ORIENTATION

Tuesdays: Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28 9 AM - 12 PM

Thursdays: Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

The One Stop Services Orientation is an overview of the programs and services offered at the American Job Centers located through South Central

Connecticut. Learn about how you can gain access to training, support, guidance and expertise as it pertains to advancing or beginning a

rewarding and fulfilling career.


WORKSHOPS

*NEW* ACING THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Wed., Nov. 22, 10 AM - 12 PM

The online application process is a daunting and consuming process that serves more to weed out unqualified or inappropriate applicants more

than it serves to connect the employer with qualified applicants. The application process is targeted more at getting the wrong ones out rather

than moving the right ones forward. In order to navigate this upside-down approach to review candidates. Individuals in career transition need an

edge. This workshop will provide an overview of the application process as well as offer attendees with the information and resources to avoid

getting weeded out and "Ace" their online employment application


Getting to Know Yourself

Wed., Nov. 8, 10 AM - 12 PM

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to discover what is most important to them. Learn to describe your personal and professional values, as

well as uncover what motivates your achievements and overall happiness. The goal is to understand the concept of “working,” justify it, and look

forward to it.


Basic Computing

Wed., Nov. 15, 10 AM - 12 PM

In today’s world of work there is little debate about the need for skills using technology, specifically the computer. While there are still a number of

occupations that do not require their employees to be skilled with the computer, the job search process does require a level of computer skill.

Basic computing is designed to assess attendee’s comfort and confidence with the computer as well as connect with computer based training

using a user-friendly environment and computer based training that encourages comfort and confidence.


My Next Move

Tues., Nov. 14, 1 - 3 PM

Tues., Nov. 28, 1 - 3 PM

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. This workshop will teach you how to find

the tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing

industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based

on a person's interests and level of work experience.


Starting A Business

Wed., Nov. 29, 1- 3 PM

Learn how to start a business -- and learn to spot and plan for the difficulties! You will learn the common struggles that come with starting a

business, and be better equipped to be a successful entrepreneur. Starting a business is not easy, however this workshop will help to make it less

intimidating.


Surviving a Job Loss

Wed., Nov. 15, 10 AM - 12 PM

Losing a job can take a toll on your emotions, finances and your way of life. You will face shock, fear, frustration, anger, powerlessness, confusion

and sadness. This workshop equips you with the tools needed to survive a job loss, preparing you to succeed.


Exploring Careers through Social Media

Wed., Nov. 29, 100 AM - 12 PM

Social media is not simply for marketing professionals or individuals that want to keep in contact with friends and family. Social media is an

important tool in today’s career transition plan. The most effective social media tool for individuals in career transition is LinkedIn. This session will

provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the tool's features and benefits, why it is essential to your job searching efforts, and how to

create an effective profile that gets results.


INFORMATION SESSIONS


LEVERAGING YOUR TECHNICAL SKILLS IN: IT, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING

4th Friday of Each Month (No Session in November)

Fri. Dec. 22, 9:30 -10:30 AM

Provides information about employment trends in Information Technology (IT), Advanced Manufacturing, and Engineering sectors, and the tuition

assistance and direct placement options for qualified job seekers. Please bring your resume. Please bring your resume. Email Paul Gagne or call

(203) 867-4030 x 219 or click Leveraging Your Technical Skills to register now.


HEALTH CAREERS ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

Thurs., Nov. 16, 11:30 AM

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. Email

Meriden Career Navigator TaMesha Greene or call (203) 238-3688 x 307 or click Health Careers Advancement Project to view dates &

register now.