Career Skills

Program Description

Creating Résumés and Cover Letters Workshop
Instructor: B. Storey

Résumés and cover letters are often the first impression made to a potential employer. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the key components to a well-written résumé and cover letter and what it takes to make yours stand out among the competition. You also will learn the importance of customizing these documents to specific job prospects as well as regularly updating your information. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

2 Thursdays         Sept. 6 – Sept. 13         2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 81254         Building 2 – Rm. 218     Fee: FREE


Re-entering the Work World
Instructor: B. Storey

Did you take time off to raise your family? Perhaps you retired years ago and find yourself now looking to go back to work? Learn about the latest trends in the workforce and the guidelines you need to find work. Learn how to apply online, how to tailor your résumé to apply your skills to future work, and what free resources are available in the community.

1 Thursday           Sept. 20                           2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 81255         Outreach – Rm. 406          Fee: FREE


Interview Like a Pro
Instructor: B. Storey

Interviews can be tough and nerve-wracking, but you can go in prepared and professional. Learn the skills you need to keep calm and anticipate even the toughest interview questions. Master the art of answering, “Tell me about yourself,” and learn how to interview the interviewer with your own questions.

1 Thursday           Sept. 27                           2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CRN 81256        Bldg. 1 – Rm. 218 (Career Services)   Fee: FREE


How Effective Are Your Business Communication Skills?
Instructor: L. Cavazos

Communication, whatever method is used, needs to inform. In the business world, writing clearly and concisely is critical to success. You will learn techniques for clarifying your purpose, avoiding wordiness, and organizing your ideas. Through in-class practice exercises, you will edit and write letters, memos, reports, and emails. Vocabulary development, using correct grammar and punctuation, techniques for reducing writing time and proofreading also will be addressed.

5 Wednesdays    Oct. 17 – Nov. 14           6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 81248       Outreach – Rm. 406        Tuition Fee $95


Becoming a Substitute Teacher or Substitute Paraprofessional in the State of Illinois
Presenter: Regional Office of Education – Bureau, Henry, and Stark Counties

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a substitute teacher or substitute paraprofessional in Illinois? There is an immediate need for individuals to fill these positions in the Bureau, Henry, and Stark County area. Staff from the Regional Office of Education will explain the process.

1 Wednesday            Sept. 19                           5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
CRN 81229             CEC – Rm. 102                 Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.