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September 2017

Sep. 4

AGENCY CLOSED 9/4

Monday, September 4, 2017


Sep. 5

Excel Basics 9/5

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Contact: Gretchen Young
Presenter: Carnegie Library Job & Career Education Center Librarian

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the basics of entering and manipulating data, the construction of formulas for math calculations, and creating an aesthetically pleasing spreadsheet design.

No Fee

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Sep. 5

Career Branding & Your Resume 9/5

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Lisa Lenhart

Resumes have changed drastically! Learn how to create a resume that reflects your brand and clearly highlights your value proposition. Also discover what format changes are necessary for your resume to be successfully scanned by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable at CDC reception prior to workshop start.

 

Sep. 6

LinkedIn for Job Seekers 9/6

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Presenter: Justin Kelly

LinkedIn for Job Seekers is for individuals who have LinkedIn accounts and want to learn how to utilize this social networking site to build their network and aid in their job search. Topics covered include best practices for: how to complete your profile, add connections, and navigate your privacy settings.

Workshop instructor will send "homework" (instructions for registering on Linkedin) via email to registered participants a few days prior to the workshop.

Basic computer proficiency and navigation of internet required. Class is limited to 9 students.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Sep. 11

Interviewing Strategies 9/11

Monday, September 11, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Kaitlyn Myers-Brooks

Learn interviewing techniques, how to negotiate offers, and how to transition into a new position. Helpful checklists and tips are provided.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

Sep. 12

Bethel Park Career Fair 9/12

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bethel Park Community Center
5151 Park Avenue
Bethel Park, PA 15102
For more information and to register, please call Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

Representatives from Aerotech, Alorica, Allegheny County, Allegheny Health Network, Dollar Bank, Express Professional Services, Giant Eagle, Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program (CCAC), Kurt J Lesker Company, Macy’s, Marketing Support Network, Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Presbyterian Senior Care, ServiceLink, Taktl Llc, and University of Pittsburgh will be recruiting at the Bethel Park Community Center.

Candidates must review the employer websites, apply online to positions that interest you, be prepared to discuss specific positions, dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

For more information and to register, please call Tanya Bashor at 412-586-3728.

Sep. 13

Transitioning to Success 9/13

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Conference Room C
Presenter: Betty Berkely

Regardless of the stage of your job search process, learning how to manage your transition to an exciting new career opportunity within the first 90 days is critical. Discover proven strategies to shorten your learning curve and "fit" within the organization. Strategies discussed also provide a rich backdrop for your job search process and may provide new insights when researching an organization or developing questions to ask an employer.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

Sep. 14

Six Sigma White Belt Course 9/14

Thursday, September 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Contact: George Ponticello
Presenter: Master Black Belt Paul Gormas

Course provides an introduction and overview of the popular Lean Six Sigma methodology utilized in numerous industries to improve quality, processes and customer satisfaction. Certificate and 3 Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be awarded to those who complete the workshop.

No Fee

 

Sep. 15

Kickstart Your Motivation 9/15

Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room C
Presenters: Kaitlyn Myers Brooks and Lisa Lenhart

A psychoeducational and discussion group that will meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with motivation as it relates to their job search and job retention.

No Fee

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Sep. 18

Resume Clinic 9/18

Monday, September 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Presenter: Erin Barr

This clinic is for individuals that would benefit from a step by step instructional class format to create a resume. It will incorporate tools from the career branding and resume workshop and will allow for a hands on building of your own resume.

No Fee

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Sep. 20

The Art of Networking 9/20

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: George Ponticello

This class is designed to help you learn the essential practice of networking. You will learn where to find contacts, how and when to approach them, and techniques for presenting yourself effectively.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

Sep. 21

AGENCY CLOSED 9/21

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Sep. 22

AGENCY CLOSED 9/22

Friday, September 22, 2017


Sep. 25

Phone and Pre-Employment Screening 9/25

Monday, September 25, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Jeanne Williams

Understand the hiring implications of a variety of pre-employment tests (samples provided) and background checks. Learn how phone screening interviews require a different set of skills and focus; a mock phone interview will be conducted.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

Sep. 26

Successful Interview Techniques in Action 9/26

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room A/B
Presenter: Lisa Lenhart

An opportunity to explore interview questions and practice interview scenarios with your fellow job seekers.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable prior to workshop start.

 

Sep. 27

LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching 9/27

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
Presenter: Justin Kelly

LinkedIn for Strategic Job Searching is for individuals who have successfully completed the LinkedIn for Job Seekers workshop and are ready to learn how to maximize their use of LinkedIn. In this workshop, clients will learn tips and techniques for how to effectively search for people and jobs to enhance their networking efforts and job search. The public profile, recommendations and endorsements, and groups are also discussed in this workshop.

THIS IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A LINKEDIN ACCOUNT. Class is limited to 9 students.

$20 fee, except for CDC clients in prequalifying program.
Payment options include check (payable to CDC), VISA/Mastercard or cash, payable at CDC reception prior to workshop start.

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
Sep. 28

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics 9/28

Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room CR
If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Gretchen Young

In this introductory workshop, participants will learn the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint - creating and making changes to PowerPoint presentations, templates, saving, printing, formatting and more.

No Fee

Sorry, registration for this has been closed because it is full.
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