Networks Northwest

Workshops

 

Free Workshops at Northwest Michigan Works! Service Centers:

Workshops leading toward employment are offered in Northwest Michigan at the four Michigan WORKS! Service Centers. The workshops are designed to help you discover your potential, prepare for and find gainful employment.

Click on Service Center locations listed here to view the workshop schedule online or view/download/print the monthly calandar (when/where available):

 

Cadillac
Michigan Works!
Service Center

Call 231-775-3408

Manistee
Michigan Works! 
Service Center

Call 231-723-2535

Petoskey
Michigan Works! 
Service Center

Call 231-347-5150

Traverse City
Michigan Works! 
Service Center

Call 231-922-3700

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Listing - Petoskey
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Listing - Traverse City
       
       
October 2014
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Career Connection Workshops:

Area job seekers are getting some help from a program called the Career Connection. The free meetings give job seekers a chance to learn about job opportunities and improve their job search skills.

“We just wanted to offer more opportunities to hone the skills of the jobs seekers and make sure they knew what the employers were looking for,” said Terry Vandercook, a Northwest Michigan Works Business Liaison.

 
 
     

 

 
LOCATIONS:
 
Benzonia
BACN - Benzie Area
Christian Neighbors
2804 Benzie Highway

Contact: Ron Heffelfinger
231-620-8177
 

Boyne City
Boyne District  Library
201 E. Main Street
Contact: Harold (Buck) Love
231-620-5178

  Cadillac
Michigan Works! Center
401 N. Lake Street

Contact: Rob Best
231-620-5175
*meets monthly   *meets monthly   *meets as demand warrants
download Sep-Nov flier   download latest flier
Oct, Nov, Dec
  Hot Jobs NOW! event flier
Nov. 6, 2014
         

 

 

 

 

 

Elk Rapids
Chamber of Commerce
305 US-31 North

Contact: Jessie Mitchell
231-620-8175
  Kalkaska
Michigan Works! Center
103 Third Street
Contact: Jessie Mitchell
231-620-8175
  Lake City
Ardis Missaukee District Library
210 S. Canal Street

Contact: Ken Gorlewski
231-775-3408
*typically meets monthly   *meets monthly   *meets monthly
  download latest flier
O
ctober
  download latest flier
Nov-Dec-Jan
         

 

 

 

 

 

Manistee
Michigan Works! Center
1660 US-31 South

Contact: Ron Heffelfinger
231-620-8177
  Pellston
Pellston Village Office
125 N. Milton Street
Contact: Harold (Buck) Love
231-620-5178
  Petoskey
Michigan Works! Center
2225 Summit Park Dr.
Contact: Harold (Buck) Love
231-620-5178
*meets monthly   *meets monthly   *meets monthly
download Sep-Nov flier   download latest flier
Oct, Nov, Dec
  download latest flier
Nov, Dec
Special Veterans Event
at the Bungalow
Nov. 13, 2014
       

 

 

 

 

 

Traverse City
Michigan Works! Center
1209 S. Garfield Ave.

Contact: Center Staff
231-922-3700
       
download latest flier
October
       
 
 

*View Career Connection Workshop Calendar

 

 


Northwest Michigan Works! Orientation Video

Begin by learning about Northwest Michigan Works! services.

 


Some Of Our Workshop Offerings:


Job Search Strategies Workshop
Targeting a job search, uncovering the hidden job market, and the art of informational interviewing are the objectives of this workshop. It also emphasizes the importance of following directions for accurate written communication. You will create a plan for job search, and discuss the importance of working the plan for overall greater success. You'll also learn from fellow job seekers and experience the benefits of networking, including how informational interviews expand professional networks.

Career Exploration and Planning Workshop
Selecting a career target is the first step in a successful employment plan. This workshop uses an interest and values assessment to determine potential career options for you. You are then guided through steps to research careers, explore training options, and look at the job market. You will get everything you need to make an informed career decision.

Skills Identification Workshop
Employers want to know that you have the right skills for the job. Do you know which skills you have? How do you describe those skills in an interview or résumé? This workshop will help you identify specific job skills, as well as the "soft" skills that are needed for any occupation. Then, you will enter those skills into your Michigan Works! Membership profile - giving staff the information needed to match you with new job openings.

Developing Your Employment Goals Workshop
Once you've chosen a career target in the Career Planning Workshop, it is time to make an action plan. In this workshop, you will identify goals and prioritize the steps toward achieving them. You will leave the workshop with a specific action plan and a clearly defined support and accountability network.

Résumé Development Workshop
The main objective of this workshop is to learn the purpose of résumés and to identify which résumé type will work best to sell your skills to a potential employer. The workshop reinforces best writing practices and the importance of accuracy on written job search information. It also provides an understanding of the difference between electronic and traditional résumés and how to use each. You will receive a résumé writing workbook for future reference, and a clear direction about responding to job offers.

Interviewing Strategies Workshop
This workshop is designed to give you a basic understanding of what employers are looking for during interviews, and an understanding of the types and parts of interviews. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to answer potential questions, identify when to use your "60 second self commercial" (written in the workshop) and how to follow up. You will also practice interviewing in a low pressure environment to learn your individual areas for improvement.

WIA Eligibility Workshop
Need more assistance in your job search and career planning? One-on-one help from a Career Counselor, on-the-job training, or funding for college may be available to you. This workshop will determine whether you are eligible - based on income and/or job loss - for additional services.

Re-Employment Services Workshop
This brief workshop introduces the many services available in the Northwest Michigan Works! system.

Biz Start Up
Looking at starting a business? This workshop will provide information and resources to guide you in the right direction.

Financial Aid Workshop
In this workshop you will find out about different types of financial aid and the required information needed to apply for all post-secondary schools. Learn how to complete the applications for FAFSA and apply for a Federal Student Aid PIN.

Study Skills Workshop
Going back to school can seem impossible, especially if you have been out of the classroom for a while. This workshop will give you the tools you need to maximize your potential for success in continuing education. It includes tips for learning, studying, note-taking, testing, using text books, communication and staying focused on goals.

 

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