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The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center holds a variety of workshops for job seekers throughout the month. These workshops are free of charge and open to anyone. Topics change and occasionally new topics are added.

Check the BERC calendar for dates. Unless otherwise noted, customers do not need to register to attend these workshops.

Available Workshops

Workshop Descriptions

5 Steps to Rapid Employment
5 Steps to Rapid Employment is an intensive 2 week workshop that requires 100% attendance in addition to homework each day outside of the classroom.  5 Steps gives job seekers the skills, tools, and confidence to quickly land a job in any market.  This workshop is available by invitation only.  Must be receiving Intensive Services and referred by an Employment Consultant. (go to calendar)

Basic Resume Clinic
This is a hands-on workshop held in the Computer Lab for those who want to learn how to create a resume. Participants must have basic computer skills. (go to calendar)

Basic Resume Preparation
Learn how to write a new one or how to update your old resume. (go to calendar)

Identify your abilities, values, and interests in order to choose the right career. (go to calendar)

Career Research
Use websites to research employment opportunities. Part 2 of CAPS, COPS, COPES. Must have completed CAPS, COPS, COPES to attend. (go to calendar)

Cyber Job Club
A networking opportunity for customers involved with the Pathways to Cybersecurity training grant to discuss job search related topics. (go to calendar)

Computer Basics
This course will provide basic computer instructions for individuals new to the computer.  Instruction will include how to use the mouse, keyboarding, basic internet use, opening and closing of files and how to complete an online job application, among other topics. (go to calendar)

DORS - Division of Rehabilitation Services Counselors
DORS counselors help individuals with disabilities find and keep jobs in careers of  of their choice. (go to calendar)

Early Intervention
This 1-day workshop covers the emotional side of unemployment and offers tips to get your job search re-energized. (Attendance must be approved by your Employment Consultant) (go to calendar)

G.E.D. General Equivalency Diploma Classes
Please register prior to attending by calling Carroll Community College at 410-386-2550. (go to calendar)

Intensive Services Registration
Unemployed and need more one-on-one assistance?  Don’t have marketable skills and need re-training?  Unsuccessful in your job search?  This orientation is for you! Pre-registration is required.  Sign up at the reception desk or by calling 410-386-2820.
(go to calendar)

Interviewing for Success
This workshop will provide information on Federal and State employment.
(go to calendar)

Job Club
Join other job seekers in networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.
(go to calendar)

Job Searching in a Tough Economy
Learn ways to be more successful in your job search in today's economy.
(go to calendar)

This workshop is designed to introduce you to LinkedIn as a tool to use in your job search.  You will learn the basic purpose, major uses and value of this form of social media.  The class will include information and examples of how to set up a basic profile and conduct network searches.  It will consist of mini-lecture, group discussion and hands-on activities using our computers.  Computer seating is limited to 11 participants.  Advanced registration is required, and late arrivals will not be permitted.  PREREQUISITE:  a current email account and basic knowledge of computer/internet use.
(go to calendar)

LinkedIn Lab
BERC is offering a new opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop at the center. The LinkedIn Lab is a one-hour time period for job seekers who would like to apply their knowledge of LinkedIn by using our Computer Lab to do their social networking.

Whether you want to create or enhance your Profile, participate in Discussions, Research and Connect with people in your network or Apply for Jobs, this session allows for hands-on work while an instructor is present to troubleshoot and give guidance.
Computer seating is limited to 11 participants.
PREREQUISITE: Basic or Advanced LinkedIn Workshop.

(go to calendar)

Maryland Insurance Administration
A representative will be here to answer any questions regarding loss of health insurance due to job loss and the Affordable Health Care Act. (go to calendar)

Practice Interviews by Appointment
A brief interview to critique one of the most important first impressions you will ever make. (go to calendar)

Resume Critique by Appointment
One-on-one resume assistance. When arriving for your individual appointment, please bring along a copy of your current resume, a draft copy, or your work history to get started on your first resume. (go to calendar)

The Door to Healthcare Information
Informational session for legal residents of Maryland who don’t have affordable health insurance, or can’t find it through work or on their own, will have access to coverage through Maryland Health Connection. (go to calendar)

The Self-Employment Option
Do you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to put your business idea into action? Individuals will take a self-employment business assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses in four business areas - general business knowledge, marketing, finance/operations, and legal/business organizational structure. Assessment results will be used to create a customized resources plan for you to become a successful business owner. (go to calendar)

Skills Assessments
Assessments to evaluate skill levels in customer care, clerical, typing and data entry, basic academic skills and computer software applications. (go to calendar)

Unemployment Appeals Legal Aid Clinic
This clinic is for anyone that has been denied unemployment benefits and wants to appeal their decision, or if you are interested in learning more about unemployment insurance. (go to calendar)

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  Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center
224 N. Center Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Phone: 410.386.2820
Fax: 410.876.2977
Teletype: 410.848.3017

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