Several December 2021 Events at The Larry Neff Center for Career Connections in Gary and Griffith

The Larry Neff Center for Career Connections — Gary

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 are strongly recommended for guests who are working closer than 6 feet with anyone else
• Masks are required for those who have not been vaccinated
• Increased cleaning and sanitation processes are in place
Please follow safe social distancing and stay 6-feet away.

Grow with Google!
• Monday through Friday / 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Goodwill’s Centers for Career Connections 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. We offer Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum level certificates upon demonstrating competency and passing each level.

Resource Fair
• Thursday, December 9th / 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Goodwill’s Center for Career Connections will work in collaboration with the Gary Excel Center to host a Resource Fair. The Resource Fair will include colleges, training providers, resources and employers to fill various positions. There will be computers available for individuals to sign up for assistance, apply to college, locate child care, and complete job applications. Also, if you do not have a high school diploma, this will be a time to meet a life coach and get started.

Minority Contractors Collaboration Construction Training Informational Session
• Thursday, December 9th / 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Patricia Thornton with Minority Contractors Collaboration will host an Informational Session to educate individuals about the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Construction Training. In this session, Patricia will outline the training details, importance of the training, how to receive funding as well as career options once the training is complete. Individuals will also have the opportunity to register for training after the session.

Google IT Support Professional Informational Session
• Wednesday, December 15th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Discover a career in information technology through a no-cost certificate program developed by Google and hosted on Coursera. With 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. In this informational session you will learn what the certification consists of as well as how to get started.

Career Certificate Programs
• Application Deadline: 12/24/21
• Start Date: 1/10/22
• Google IT Support Professional Certificate
• Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate
• Google Project Management Certificate
• Facebook Social Media Marketing Certificate
Programs are ten-week virtual cohorts, with a combination of independent study and group classes. Each program offers training on high-demand skills in various industries. For more information, visit: http://DigitalSkills.Goodwill-NI.org  .

Google Suite Workshop
• Tuesday, December 28th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time
Google is used by several individuals every day for directions, searching the web, and creating / sharing documents. Google Apps assist businesses, groups, and individuals to work more productively. This workshop will provide you with a general introduction to Google Apps. You will also learn about the security and data protection services that Google has to offer. If you are a business professional or looking to use Google features for personal use, this workshop will show you how simple it is to make your daily work tasks more efficient and impactful. Contact the Center for Career Connections to receive a link to the training at: (219) 595-0652 ext. 3107.

All Center for Career Connections Events are free and open to the public. Location: The Larry Neff Center for Career Connections – Gary is at the corner of West Ridge and Clark Roads

 

The Larry Neff Center for Career Connections – Griffith

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 are strongly recommended for guests who are working closer than 6 feet with anyone else
• Masks are required for those who have not been vaccinated
• Increased cleaning and sanitation processes are in place
Please follow safe social distancing and stay 6-feet away.

NorthStar Digital Literacy Training
• Monday through Friday / 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
In this training, you will 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.

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.

Networking to Get Ahead
• Thursday, December 9th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Learn how to network and make connections while maneuvering the business world. Networking is an important part of the professional world and can make a big difference in your personal life. This is a skill that greatly enhances relationship building abilities which can help you to get a new career or flourish in your current one. In this workshop, we will teach you how to introduce yourself to a new professional contact, how to give an elevator pitch (and why it’s important), how to properly share your business card / contact information, and much more.

Interviewing 101
• Tuesday, December 14th / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The workshop will cover what to do and what not to do in an interview, how to prepare for an interview, common questions that come up in interviews, and more, and will give you time to practice one-on-one interviews.

Career Certificate Programs
• Application Deadline: 12/24/21
• Start Date: 1/10/22
• Google IT Support Professional Certificate
• Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate
• Google Project Management Certificate
• Facebook Social Media Marketing Certificate
Programs are ten-week virtual cohorts, with a combination of independent study and group classes. Each program offers training on high-demand skills in various industries. For more information, visit: http://DigitalSkills.Goodwill-NI.org   .

All Center for Career Connections Events are free and open to the public.  Location: The Larry Neff Center for Career Connections Griffith is adjacent to Goodwill Retail Store on West 45th Avenue