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The Iowa Workforce Development office is working for you!

Iowa Workforce Development (http://www.iowaworkforce.org/) contributes to the economic security of Iowa’s workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.

Looking for work?

Take a look at our regional Iowa Workforce Development (902 W. Kimberly Rd. Suite 51 Davenport IA 52806) office's workshop calendar below to find opportunities to develop your skills to successfully find employment. These workshops are FREE.

March 2015 workshops schedule

Workshop Key:

  • Basic Computers – Self-paced introductory online computer training course. This online platform includes: Introduction to Windows 7, Excel, PowerPoint, How to organize files, Internet basics, Email etiquette and much more.

 

  • Career Ready 101 – Budgeting - Introduction to budgeting, calculating household income, creating and managing your budget

 

  • Computer Literacy - Beginning computer classes covering: mouse and keyboard practice, common toolbars and functions, using a word processor, file maintenance, internet basics, emailing including attachments. Classes offered in Clinton, Jackson, and Muscatine Counties.

 

  • Key Train – This interactive training system for the National Career Readiness Certificate will help you identify the areas you need to work on, and provide guidance to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to reach your NCRC testing goals. Ask for access information to use Key Train on your own, or register for a workshop to learn more.

 

  • National Career Readiness Certificate – This certificate is the “work-related skills credential, providing objective documentation of the employees’ skills that can be accepted nationwide.” Includes three WorkKeys assessments including Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. The certificate is awarded at four lev-els based on an individual’s scores on each assessment.

 

  • RES Orientation – Introduction to the Six Steps for a Successful Career Transition Classes. In this program you will learn about the resources and services available to job seek-ers including O*NET Assessment, Job Searching, Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing.

 

  • Step 1Maintaining a Positive Attitude – Learn about strategies to maintain a positive mental attitude during periods of dramatic change. Discuss the factors that may deter-mine how we manage the stressors of job loss, change, and/or career transition. Participate in class activities to develop your plan cultivate a positive mental attitude.

 

  • Step 2Develop Career Plan – Develop a career transition plan that allows you to recognize and cultivate your skills and abilities.

 

  • Step 3Research Industry Trends – Use a variety of tools to help identify your interests and skills, and learn about possible careers.

 

  • Step 4Create A Great Resume – Identify your strengths and learn how to promote yourself, and quantify your accomplishments. Determine what kind of resume will best meet your job search needs.

 

  • Step 5Conduct Job Search – Check out the 5 Most Effective Job Search Strategies, use your strengths/preferences to target organizations, learn about internet research, net-working, social networking sites, and create a networking script. Learn to use internet job boards and search engines, and develop a Job Search Weekly Action Plan.

 

  • Step 6Interview & Negotiate - Prepare for the interview by researching the company, setting goals, and knowing what to bring, and questions to anticipate. Compare differ-ent types of interviews. Learn how to handle illegal questions. Be prepared for salary negotiations.

 

  • True Colors – Learn about personalities and how they affect your working and personal relationships.

 

  • Understanding Your Credit Report – Learn why credit is important, how to read your credit report, and how to build/repair credit history and guard against identity theft.

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  • Workin’ It Out – The “Workin’ It Out” series is designed to help non-traditional and/or entry-level employees develop the self-awareness and interpersonal “soft skills” needed to be successful when facing workplace challenges.

*Workshops located at IowaWorks—902 W. Kimberly Road, Suite 51, Davenport, IA 52806

 

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