CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please call 410-386-2820 to register for workshops.

Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.

Sep
23
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

Sep
29
Tue
Small Business Administration Veteran & Spouses Information Session @ Virtual online Meeting
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Small Business Administration Veteran & Spouses Information Session @ Virtual online Meeting

Veterans and Military Spouses interested in starting a small business or taking their small business to the next level.

Everything from small business counseling and one-on-one mentorship, to development of a solid business plan, to understanding the ins and outs of federal government contracting is available to veterans and military spouses. Learn about how the SBA can help veterans throughout Maryland take on new challenges in the world of business. The discussion will include:

1. Transitioning from Employee to Owner
2. SBA Resource Partners and Programs

a. SCORE Mentorship Program
b. Small Business Resource Centers (SBDC)
c. Women’s Business Centers (WBC)
d. 8(a) and HUB Zone programs (economically disadvantaged areas)
e. Federal procurement resources
f. Webinars and other on-line resources
g. Lender Match

3. SBA Resource Partners and Programs – veteran specific (and military spouses):

a. Access to all of the above, plus:b. Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
c. Boots to Business Reboot (B2B Reboot)
d. Revenue Readiness
e. Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program (SDVOSB)

Sep
30
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

Oct
7
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

Oct
12
Mon
Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Oct 12 all-day

Holiday or observance in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Oct
14
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

Oct
21
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

Oct
28
Wed
Job Club Virtual @ Virtual online Meeting
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Job Club is a weekly online meeting for job seekers and employers, held weekly on Wednesdays, from 1-2 pm.
To join or send questions, send an email to: ssingleton@carrollcountymd.gov
At Job Club, we strive to create an environment for job seekers that offers positive encouragement, motivation, networking, discuss employment opportunities and general strategies to improve your job search.

Oct
31
Sat
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Nov
1
Sun
Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 1 all-day

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOPS ARE FREE • LOCATED AT 224 N. CENTER ST, WESTMINSTER • CALL 410-386-2820 TO REGISTER
Reemployment Opportunities Workshop

This workshop covers the emotional and practical sides of unemployment in addition to offering motivational tips to get your job search re-energized. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

 

Resume Workshops

Building a Better Resume  Learn how to develop a résumé.  Includes a mini-lecture on formatting suggestions, and current trends. Self-assessments, website resources and examples will also be provided. You will also learn techniques to target your résumé to fit the jobs to which you are applying.

Resume Clinic  This is a hands-on computer session for those who want to create a résumé using a pre-formatted template.  Participants must have basic computer skills and bring a written résumé draft. Previous attendance of “Basic Résumé Preparation” is recommended. Bringing a flash drive is suggested.

Walk-in Resume Critiques FREE 10 minute review of formatting and content by a Certified Professional RésuméWriter.  Bring in a typed copy of your résumé. If  the résumé is on a flash drive, you may want to bring it so you can make your changes right away on our computers!  Walk-in customers are prioritized as first-come, first-served.

Finding Job Leads

In this interactive session, we’ll describe the Hidden Job Market, explore tactics of networking, and how the Internet does and does NOT help you to find job leads.

Overcoming the Age Factor

This workshop is designed for anyone who is concerned that their age is a barrier to their job search. Issues to be addressed will include: employer objections, job seeker concerns, the generational divide, and how to address these concerns and demonstrate your value to employers.

EARN IT, PLAN IT, KEEP IT

Learn how to create manageable financial goals. Develop a budget for financial security.

Interviewing for Success

Learn tips to help you become more successful during the interview process; video clips of interviews with discussion of tough interviewing questions are included.

Job Club

Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.

LinkedIn Workshops

LinkedIn  Introduces you to LinkedIn as a tool in job search.  You will learn the basic purpose, major uses and value of this form of social media.  This will include information and examples of how to set up a basic profile and conduct network searches. You will be guided  through additional uses and resources that LinkedIn offers.

LinkedIn Lab A hands-on opportunity for customers who have previously attended a LinkedIn Workshop.  This is a one-hour time period for job seekers to apply their knowledge by creating or enhancing their profile and/or apply workshop knowledge. An instructor is present to troubleshoot and offer guidance. Computer seating is limited to 11 participants. PREREQUISITES:  LinkedIn Workshop,  a current email account and basic knowledge of computer/ Internet use.

You Can Do It! Computer Basics

A basic hands-on computer class for beginners. The presentation introduces keyboarding; setting up and using email; searching the internet; saving documents and more!

Skills/Career Assessments

Evaluate  your basic academic skills in preparation for occupational training.  New Century program personalizes lessons to improve math and reading skills.  Career Scope offers an assessment of occupational interests and aptitudes to assist you with your next career move.

Ready, Set, Go!

Do you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to put your business idea into action? Let’s find out! 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 plan for you to become a successful business owner.

**Veterans and eligible spouses will be given priority of service.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410.386.3600 or 1.888.302.8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event. Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer/program; discrimination in WIOA Title I financially assisted programs or activities is prohibited by federal law; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.