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Danbury CTWorks Center Offering Wide Variety of Workshops in June

For immediate release
May 25, 2007
 

WETHERSFIELD,  During the month of June, Connecticut Department of Labor employees in the agency’s Danbury CTWorks Center will offer a variety of training and employment workshops designed to assist area residents with their career needs. Workshops, unless noted, are held at the Danbury CTWorks Center, 152 West Street. There is no charge to participants. Additional information can be obtained by calling the office at (203) 797-4144. 

June 5:
Transferable Skills Assessment: This workshop will help you to identify the various skills that can be brought to the workplace. The 9 a.m. session will explore how you can take your current skills and bring them to a new job or career. 

Info Session for Newcomers:  This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m.

June 6:
Danbury Job Club: This workshop begins at 9 a.m., but attendees are welcome to arrive earlier to network. This is a professional level-networking group designed to assist the job seeker to connect to sources of information and create market exposure. Be prepared to contribute to the group; various speakers are scheduled.

Computer for Beginners:  Reservations are recommended for this 1 p.m. beginner’s course designed to familiarize you with computers. Topics include hardware, software and the operation process, including how to start up and shut down the computer.

Resume Clinic:  This critique clinic, which will be offered at 3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session involves a 10-minute individual review.  Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of your résumé.  

June 12:
Résumé Basics:  This workshop begins at 9 a.m.  A certified professional résumé writer will teach you the résumé writing techniques you need to get that interview. If you’ve never written a résumé or if your present one is not getting you interviews -- you need this! The workshop includes a video presentation and handouts are provided

Info Session for Newcomers:  This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m..

June 13:
Resume Clinic:  This critique clinic, which will be offered at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session involves a 10-minute individual review.  Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of your résumé.  

Learning Basic Word:  Reservations are recommended for this 1 p.m. hands-on session designed to help you learn the basics of word processing.

June 14:
 
Job Search Strategies Workshop:  This workshop is a must for those who want to conduct a successful job search. Marketplace research and tips for determining where the jobs can be found are included in this three-hour session that begins at 9 a.m.

Info Session for Newcomers:  This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

June 19:
 
Networking Skills and the Hidden Job Market:  This 2 1/2-hour workshop begins at 9 a.m. and will help participants learn some of the most effective methods of the job hunt. It includes discussion, video and handouts. Learn the best ways to establish contacts with people who can help you to secure a new job or change your career path.

Info Session for Newcomers:  This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m.

June 20:
Danbury Job Club:  This 9 a.m. workshop will take place at the Danbury Chamber of Commerce offices located at 39 West St. Attendees, however, are welcome to arrive earlier to network. This is a professional level-networking group designed to assist the job seeker to connect to sources of information and create market exposure. Be prepared to contribute to the group; various guest speakers are scheduled.

Intro to the Internet:  In this 1 p.m. workshop you’ll learn to create your own email, learn high-tech methods for job searching on the “Net,” and you will gain knowledge to help you locate valuable Web sites and expand your employment options.

Resume Clinic:  This critique clinic, which will be offered at 3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session involves a 10-minute individual review.  Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of your résumé.  

June 21:
Info Session for Newcomers: This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

June 26:
Interviewing Techniques:  In this 9 a.m. workshop, learn how to manage what most job seekers consider the most stressful part of the job search. Let our award-winning, certified career professionals walk you through the steps you need to win your next job. This session includes a discussion period, Q & A, and salary negotiation. Workshop includes a video presentation and handouts are provided.

Info Session for Newcomers:  This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 1 p.m.

June 27:
Resume Clinic:  This critique clinic, which will be offered at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., requires you to bring a hard copy of your résumé since the session involves a 10-minute individual review.  Résumé professionals will check the style, format, content, grammar and spelling of your résumé

Computer for Beginners:  Reservations are recommended for this 1 p.m. beginner’s course designed to familiarize you with computers. Topics include hardware, software and the operation process, including how to start up and shut down the computer.

June 28:
Info Session for Newcomers:  This 2 1/2-hour information session, a pre-requisite for all other workshops, will provide an orientation to the Career Resource Center and an overview of the many job search resources available to those looking for employment. The session will include information on available training opportunities and an introduction to using state labor market information to assist with a job search. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.

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