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General Workshops

Ace the Interview - Presents methods and approaches to help participants discover how to successfully present themselves in an interview.

Blue Hills Information Session - Orientation to the ESOL, Health Care Learning Network and HISET Preparation Programs at Blue Hills Regional Vocational School in Canton.

Career Center Seminar: An Introduction to ETR Services - An overview of services, resources, and options available at your local career center.

Identity Theft - This workshop is designed to inform you on the importance of protecting your identity, with specific focus on understanding what identity theft is, how it occurs, minimizing the risks of being a victim, and what to do if you become a victim.

Intro to ACT Career Ready - Overview of ACT Career Ready, a comprehensive on-line learning system for career exploration, improving all aspects of your job search, and also assessing and improving your work readiness skills.

Money Matters - This workshop will introduce you to managing money, setting goals, selecting the best budgeting style and creating a budget that works. Learn the real cost of credit, common credit card practices, proper use of credit and understanding credit scores.

Networking Works - Focuses on how to locate the jobs that are not advertized and the sources that produce over 70% of all hidden job opportunities.

Résumé Development - Shows how to develop a resume that will best market skills, accomplishments & positive attributes; and writing a powerful objective or summary

Retail Pathways Info Session - Do you want a rewarding career with opportunities for advancement? Do you enjoy working with people? Come learn about a free three-week customer service training program developed by retailers. Get certification from the National Retail Federation, and direct connection to jobs at retail sponsors.

RSVP Volunteer Program - If you are a resident of Norfolk County and 55 years of age or older come explore new and exciting volunteer opportunities. PREREQUISITE: Must be a resident of Norfolk County and 55 years of age or older.

SCSEP / Operation ABLE Info - The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded employment and training program for unemployed income-eligible individuals 55 years of age or older who live in Norfolk, Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk and Essex Counties. The SCSEP provides on-the-job training at non-profit or government agencies where eligible participants work 20 hours per week and receive a stipend of the prevailing minimum wage, currently $10 per hour. These partner Host Agencies provide real world work experience and support your efforts to build skills and confidence on your way to obtaining unsubsidized employment. PREREQUISITE: Customers must be 55 or older, unemployed, a resident of Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, Essex, or Suffolk County, low income over the past six months, and determined to find a job.

Computer Workshops

Computer Practice Lab - Self-paced computer lab for members who want to practice their basic PC, MS Windows, and MS Office skills.

MS Outlook - An Introduction - Overview of Outlook's major features, learn how to exchange e-mail messages, keep track of meetings, appts., store/pdate contact's info, manage to do lists, etc. PREREQUISITE: Must be experienced with using a computer mouse, be able to click, double click, right-click and select, knowledge of opening and closing programs and using scroll bars a must.

MS PowerPoint Level 1 - An overview of the fundamentals required for creating and modifying basic slide presentations. Includes how to navigate through a basic presentation, create, edit, format, view, save, print and review slide presentations. PREREQUISITE: Basic computer and Windows experience; Good Mouse skills (clicking, double-clicking, right-clicking, and selecting text) , familiarity with the Keyboard, and some knowledge of Microsoft Word (any version).