Goodwill Community Career Center Events in Gary and Griffith for December 2020

In Lake County, Goodwill has announced the December 2020 events at their Community Career Centers:

Gary Community Career Center December Events 2020
Please be aware of the following guidelines set in place for your safety:
Please follow CDC guidelines and do not enter if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, or a sore throat
Masks will be worn by all Goodwill Staff
All guests must wear a mask
Increased cleaning and sanitation processes are in place
Please follow safe social distancing and stay 6-feet away from others

Scholarship Opportunities
Google IT Support Professional Certificate
Discover a career in information technology through a no-cost certificate program developed by Google and hosted on Coursera. With cutting-edge virtual courses, hands-on labs and more, the Google IT Support Professional Certificate program is designed to prepare you to start a career in IT support.

Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate
Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers. This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills — including Python, Git, and IT automation — that can help you advance your career.

Scholarships are available for a limited time only. Contact your area Career Center today for more information.

Grow with Google
Monday through Friday / 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Goodwill Career Centers are offering the NorthStar Digital Literacy Project Basic Computer Skills Certification. In the training you will complete numerous tasks that will be assessed online through self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in the areas of Basic Computer Use, Internet Basics, Windows and Mac Operating Systems, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint along with Email, Social Media and Information Literacy. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum level certificates are offered upon demonstrating competency and passing each level.

Basic Computer Skills Workshop
Every Thursday / 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (by appointment)
Do you have learning barriers with utilizing the computer? Do you want to learn how to use the computer on a basic skill level? Feel free to attend the Basic Computer Skills workshop to learn computer essentials starting with the mouse and ports. Workshops will be offered once within the month and clients will have the opportunity to earn a certificate. Contact the Community Career Center to schedule a Basic Computer Skills one-on-one session at (219) 595-0652 ext. 3107.

Medicare Workshop
Wednesday, December 2nd / 10:00 am to 11:00 am
This workshop will offer information for Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, prescription (Part D) coverage, dental and vision coverage. During the Annual Election Period (October 15 – December 7), Medicare beneficiaries can make new health plan choices for the new year, if desired. Any questions or concerns regarding plans can be asked during this workshop.

Resolve Human Resources Hiring Event
Wednesday, December 2nd / 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 9th / 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Wednesday, December 16th / 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Staffing and recruiting company Resolve Human Resources will have open interviews and employment assignments available upon interview with recruiters. Resumes can be submitted prior to this event and all walk-ins are accepted.

Financial Literacy Workshop
Friday, December 18th / 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Financial Literacy workshops are created to assist individuals with setting up budgets, establishing savings accounts, building and maintaining credit and saving for the future / emergencies. In this workshop, Serena Agbor with Glam Credit Solutions, will teach individuals how to balance accounts, provide tips on budgeting, as well as utilizing credit cards.

* This will be hosted in person and remotely, via Google Meet. To schedule and receive a link to the Google Meet, call the Gary Career Center at (219) 595-0652 ext. 3107.
Note: If you do not have a computer at home, or one with a camera, you can come into the Career Center to utilize one of the computers.

All Career Center Events are free and open to the public. The Gary Community Career Center is at the corner of West Ridge & Clark Roads

Griffith Community Career Center December 2020 events
Please be aware of the following guidelines set in place for your safety:
Please follow CDC guidelines and do not enter if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, or a sore throat
Masks will be worn by all Goodwill Staff
All guests must wear a mask
Increased cleaning and sanitation processes are in place
Please follow safe social distancing and stay 6-feet away from others

Scholarship Opportunities
Google IT Support Professional Certificate
Discover a career in information technology through a no-cost certificate program developed by Google and hosted on Coursera. With cutting-edge virtual courses, hands-on labs and more, the Google IT Support Professional Certificate program is designed to prepare you to start a career in IT support.
Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate
Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers. This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills — including Python, Git, and IT automation — that can help you advance your career.
Scholarships are available for a limited time only. Contact your area Career Center today for more information.

A Look at Outlook
Wednesday, December 9th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday December 16th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
A progressive series of 3 training workshops will be facilitated to assist you in learning the Microsoft Outlook program. These workshops will incorporate instruction on managing email, calendars and contacts.

Lessons on Word
Monday, December 7th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday, December 14th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
A three series progressive training track workshop will be facilitated to assist you in learning the Microsoft Word program. This workshop will incorporate instruction on creating and editing, navigating, and creating / formatting tables and multi-page reports.

Indeed Assessments
Monday through Friday / 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Assessments will be offered in the focus areas of critical thinking, attention to detail, problem solving, data entry, customer focus and bookkeeping.

NorthStar Digital Literacy Training
Monday through Friday / 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
This training will enable you to perform various tasks that will be assessed online through self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in the areas of Basic Computer Use, Internet Basics, Windows and Mac Operating Systems, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint along with Email, Social Media and Information Literacy.

* To schedule an individual workshop contact the Griffith Career Center at (219) 513-9307 Option 2. All workshops are available in-person with the option for virtual instruction by appointment.

No experience is necessary. All Career Center Events are free and open to the public. The Griffith Community Career Center is adjacent to the Goodwill Retail Store on West 45th Avenue