Thursday, September 13, 2007
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Picente: Open Labs, Special
Programs Planned At Cornhill’s King School Technology Center
technology center, operated by the Oneida County Office of Workforce
Development, is also offering expanded open computer lab hours in addition
to the free workforce preparation and training programs offered at the
Two special workshops featuring
both educational and employment opportunities at
outreach session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 20th for
young adults who are not in school, who are not working or who are working
in jobs with little or no future. “Workforce Development wants to help
connect young adults with training and education so that they can qualify
for good-paying jobs,” said Mathis. “This is a great opportunity for
anyone who wants a better job to learn how to take the first steps to get
the education and training needed for success.”
A four-week series of workshops
is being presented by the
planning workshops will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on October 16th
and October 23rd. “Budgeting is one of the major issues
impacting working families, and we want to help families plan to make the
most of their hard-earned dollars so that all of their basic needs are
met,” said Mathis. “As the winter season approaches, budgeting to juggle
higher fuel costs will matter even more than in the summer.”
Computer skills: Learn
the basic skills of using a computer, including computer literacy,
keyboarding, using e-mail and Internet and building a Web site. Instruction
in Microsoft Office will include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Math & Reading in the Workplace: This
course will cover the basics of math and reading that are necessary to
succeed in the workplace of today.
Job & Career Skills:
job readiness, interviews, resumes and filling out applications. Other
topics: Time management, goal setting & effective job searches. Career
information is provided.
Life Skills: Topics will include finances,
budgeting, tax payments, naturalization, parenting, language development,
finding housing and transportation.
Introduction to Digital Technology: Use
of video & digital cameras, scanners and printers.
Education Preparation: Learn
how to prepare to take the GED and/or SAT exams. Also, learn how to prepare
for the process of entering college.
group and individualized instruction is available. For information, contact Jerome Anderson at 735-7525, ext. 230.
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