Will County Workforce sets June workshop calendar

JOLIET – The Workforce Center of Will County June schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, Illinois Department of Employment Security and Joliet Junior College, has been released.

“The WCWC is truly a one-stop center for Will County residents who are seeking employment assistance,” said Susan Flessner, administrative manager of the WSD. “Through all of these agencies, residents can access many different job search programs, hone their job skills, and learn about additional training opportunities.”

A workshop on Microsoft Word will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, June 12 and 26, and at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 8 and 22. The basics of how to use Microsoft Word in a job search and in creating a professional looking resume and cover letter will be taught. Basic Microsoft Excel will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, June 5 and 19, and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 1, 15 and 29.

Career scholarships are available to Will County residents who meet eligibility guidelines and are interested in occupations in demand in Will County. The first step in applying for a career scholarship is to attend an Industry Orientation workshop. Four sessions are available based on the industry or occupation. To register, go to www.jobs4people.org or call (815) 727-4444. Sessions are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Mondays, June 5, 12 and 19, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, June 6, 13 and 20 and Wednesdays, June 7, 14 and 21, and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22.

OJT Orientation will be offered at 10 a.m. Mondays. On the job training is available to Will County residents interested in learning new skills while working. It is available in a range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and transportation, warehousing and logistics.

At 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, IDES will present Illinois JobLink, a workshop teaching users how to register on Illinois JobLink by creating and uploading resumes to the site, with tips on how to get the most views from employers. Also on the agenda will be how to search for jobs on the site and how to complete a work search record.

Math Review will be offered at 2 p.m. Tuesdays. A review of basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and integers will be covered.

Re-employment Workshop gives job seekers an overview of resources that includes networking, completing applications, resumes, interviewing and Illinois JobLink. Sessions will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 16. The workshops will include a review of basic job search techniques, including networking and how to use the internet to conduct a job search.

Standout Resumes will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and cover letter. Participants may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Participants will learn job interviewing techniques at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, in Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop.