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Workforce Education Services Orientation (by Clark College)

This orientation gives an overview of potential funding assistance including: - Opportunity Grant - WorkFirst - Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) - Worker Retraining. You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: Considered Low Income? Receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)? Receiving Federal Food Benefits? Eligible and/or receiving Unemployment Benefits? Exhausted Unemployment Benefits within the past 48 months? Military Veteran discharged within the past 48 months, or have an upcoming separation date? Displaced Homemaker? Contact Name: Armetta Burney. Contact Phone: 360-992-2321. Contact Email: aburney@clark.edu. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: The Clark College Workforce Education Services Office administers a variety of programs that are designed to support students who are pursuing vocational/technical non-transfer degree programs and certificates as well as ABE/ESL/GED classes. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stone Mill Drive Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684.

Skills and Abilities Analysis

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial - a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn new ways to identify your skills, abilities and interests, and how to market them to employers. Discover how to effectively answer, “Tell Me about yourself” and be competitive in today’s job market. Use the skills and abilities identified in this workshop to assist you in writing and selling yourself effectively on your resume and in interviews. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment. Room: 107. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Do interviews make you nervous? Are you unsure how to answer particular interview questions? Can you sell your skills and abilities in an interview? Discover valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to the difficult questions asked by employers. In this supportive environment, you will learn what the frequently asked questions are and the type of answers you need. Get the tips to ace the interview!  Suggestion: Attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Comcast Hiring Event

Various full and part-time positions available in Portland and Vancouver: Retail Sales (in-store) - starting wage $13.05 / hour + commission; Community Account Representatives (Tigard, OR) - starting pay $55,000 to $65,000 per year (plus bonuses); X-finity Sales Associates - Average salary $65,000 per year + commission. Contact Name: Marnie Farness. Contact Phone: 360.735.5019. Contact Email: mfarness@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Reboot NW Information Session

are you interested in Manufacturing or IT training? You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: An unemployed veteran or eligible spouse? Unemployed for 27 weeks or more? Or Under-employed? To know more attend the Reboot NW orientation. This federally funded project is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for Reboot NW to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in Reboot NW, but will be able to enroll in any other services or programs for which they are eligible. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Beginner Computer Skills Workshop

Do you need to improve your computer skills or are you lacking in knowledge of computer operation? Then this guided instruction, hands on learning workshop is for you! Learn how to identify the parts of a computer, control the mouse and keyboard, navigate the desktop and internet, create an email account, attach and upload documents, and use Microsoft Word on a basic level. *Please, bring a flash drive!”. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn how to: •  Master the mouse • Control the keyboard • Navigate the Internet • Create an email account • Attach documents Pre-Registration is encouraged. For more information contact: Kellie Rodgers (krodgers@esd.wa.gov) or Jeremy Dreher (jdreher@esd.wa.gov). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Veteran's Orientation

This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Contact Phone: 360.735-5000. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Job Search Strategies

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Successful job search in 2015 is possible! Stop spinning in circles, discover effective job search techniques researching and targeting employers, the hidden and advertised job market, and networking tools. This workshop will also enable you to understand how to manage the stress that affects your job search! Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA provides services for the customer looking for assistance in their intensive job search efforts. WIOA may also provide, when eligible, help with training opportunities. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Professional Connections

It is a no-fee weekly networking session that is open to everyone. Professional Connections is a good starting point for sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, and small business persons looking to hone their communications skills among other like- business people. We will help you prepare and deliver an elevator speech; work with you on how to present yourself and your thoughts, and give you the confidence to grow your business networking circles. Come and experience a welcoming, helpful group that shares the goal of seeing all succeed! Contact Name: Paul Dicker. Contact Phone: 360-944-3202. Contact Email: pauld@dickhannah.com. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is a no-fee weekly networking session that is open to everyone. Additional Information can be found at WWW.PROFESSIONALCONNECTIONS.BIZ and at www.FaceBook.com/ProfessionalConnections. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Monday, May 9, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 - Vancouver, WA 98684.

Perfecting Applications

An important part of any job search is to understand the employer’s point of view. In this workshop, you will learn how employers read applications and how to be better prepared to meet an employer’s expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. You will leave the workshop with a master application that will be helpful when filling out paper and electronic applications, and start you on your way to developing a résumé. Room: 106. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Discover effective methods for completing employment applications – both on paper and online. Learn how employers read applications, and how to further prepare yourself to meet employer expectations. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, May 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Résumé and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Room: 106. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Struggling to know what to write on a resume? How much work history do you need? Do you have a master resume? Create a positive and lasting impression with prospective employers using your resume.  Learn the different types, styles and formatting resumes. Includes computer lab with staff assistance to improve or target your resume for a specific job or industry. (Recommend to attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Workforce Education Services Orientation (by Clark College)

This orientation gives an overview of potential funding assistance including: - Opportunity Grant - WorkFirst - Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) - Worker Retraining. You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: Considered Low Income? Receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)? Receiving Federal Food Benefits? Eligible and/or receiving Unemployment Benefits? Exhausted Unemployment Benefits within the past 48 months? Military Veteran discharged within the past 48 months, or have an upcoming separation date? Displaced Homemaker? Contact Name: Armetta Burney. Contact Phone: 360-992-2321. Contact Email: aburney@clark.edu. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: The Clark College Workforce Education Services Office administers a variety of programs that are designed to support students who are pursuing vocational/technical non-transfer degree programs and certificates as well as ABE/ESL/GED classes. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stone Mill Drive Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684.

Skills and Abilities Analysis

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial - a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn new ways to identify your skills, abilities and interests, and how to market them to employers. Discover how to effectively answer, “Tell Me about yourself” and be competitive in today’s job market. Use the skills and abilities identified in this workshop to assist you in writing and selling yourself effectively on your resume and in interviews. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment. Room: 107. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Do interviews make you nervous? Are you unsure how to answer particular interview questions? Can you sell your skills and abilities in an interview? Discover valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to the difficult questions asked by employers. In this supportive environment, you will learn what the frequently asked questions are and the type of answers you need. Get the tips to ace the interview!  Suggestion: Attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Reboot NW Information Session

are you interested in Manufacturing or IT training? You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: An unemployed veteran or eligible spouse? Unemployed for 27 weeks or more? Or Under-employed? To know more attend the Reboot NW orientation. This federally funded project is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for Reboot NW to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in Reboot NW, but will be able to enroll in any other services or programs for which they are eligible. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Construction Apprenticeship Trades Information Session

The Washington Department of Transportation is pleased to be supporting the “On the Job Training Support Services” initiative. The OJT initiative is a statewide effort to recruit new workers and retain skilled workers in the constructions trades that build the State of Washington’s highways, bridges, building and homes. The program provides assistance for individuals to learn about a career as a Carpenter, Cement Mason, Heavy Equipment Operator, Laborer, Electrician, Painter, Ironworker and many more! Interested in earning a living while learning a trade career, gain college credits and successfully work in a high paying career with good benefits? Join us on the Construction Apprenticeship Trades Information Session to learn more. Everyone is Welcome! Contact Name: Business Services Unit. Contact Phone: (360) 735-5019. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Veteran’s Hiring Event

Open to military Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses. Contact Name: Michael Benko. Contact Phone: (360) 735-5015. Contact Email: mbenko@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Armed Forces Reserve Center 15005 NE 65th Street Vancouver, WA 98682.

Beginner Computer Skills Workshop

Do you need to improve your computer skills or are you lacking in knowledge of computer operation? Then this guided instruction, hands on learning workshop is for you! Learn how to identify the parts of a computer, control the mouse and keyboard, navigate the desktop and internet, create an email account, attach and upload documents, and use Microsoft Word on a basic level. *Please, bring a flash drive!”. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn how to: •  Master the mouse • Control the keyboard • Navigate the Internet • Create an email account • Attach documents Pre-Registration is encouraged. For more information contact: Kellie Rodgers (krodgers@esd.wa.gov) or Jeremy Dreher (jdreher@esd.wa.gov). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Job Search Strategies

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Successful job search in 2015 is possible! Stop spinning in circles, discover effective job search techniques researching and targeting employers, the hidden and advertised job market, and networking tools. This workshop will also enable you to understand how to manage the stress that affects your job search! Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA provides services for the customer looking for assistance in their intensive job search efforts. WIOA may also provide, when eligible, help with training opportunities. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Professional Connections

It is a no-fee weekly networking session that is open to everyone. Professional Connections is a good starting point for sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, and small business persons looking to hone their communications skills among other like- business people. We will help you prepare and deliver an elevator speech; work with you on how to present yourself and your thoughts, and give you the confidence to grow your business networking circles. Come and experience a welcoming, helpful group that shares the goal of seeing all succeed! Contact Name: Paul Dicker. Contact Phone: 360-944-3202. Contact Email: pauld@dickhannah.com. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is a no-fee weekly networking session that is open to everyone. Additional Information can be found at WWW.PROFESSIONALCONNECTIONS.BIZ and at www.FaceBook.com/ProfessionalConnections. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 - Vancouver, WA 98684.

Perfecting Applications

An important part of any job search is to understand the employer’s point of view. In this workshop, you will learn how employers read applications and how to be better prepared to meet an employer’s expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. You will leave the workshop with a master application that will be helpful when filling out paper and electronic applications, and start you on your way to developing a résumé. Room: 106. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Discover effective methods for completing employment applications – both on paper and online. Learn how employers read applications, and how to further prepare yourself to meet employer expectations. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, May 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Youth WorkSource Orientation

Are you younger than age 18? Come learn how WorkSource can help youth with searching for a job and creating work-based learning opportunities for you to gain information about different professions. There are other things we can help with, too. Come check it out! Contact Name: Dina Morris. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Monday, May 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Résumé and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Room: 106. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Struggling to know what to write on a resume? How much work history do you need? Do you have a master resume? Create a positive and lasting impression with prospective employers using your resume.  Learn the different types, styles and formatting resumes. Includes computer lab with staff assistance to improve or target your resume for a specific job or industry. (Recommend to attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Workforce Education Services Orientation (by Clark College)

This orientation gives an overview of potential funding assistance including: - Opportunity Grant - WorkFirst - Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) - Worker Retraining. You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: Considered Low Income? Receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)? Receiving Federal Food Benefits? Eligible and/or receiving Unemployment Benefits? Exhausted Unemployment Benefits within the past 48 months? Military Veteran discharged within the past 48 months, or have an upcoming separation date? Displaced Homemaker? Contact Name: Armetta Burney. Contact Phone: 360-992-2321. Contact Email: aburney@clark.edu. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: The Clark College Workforce Education Services Office administers a variety of programs that are designed to support students who are pursuing vocational/technical non-transfer degree programs and certificates as well as ABE/ESL/GED classes. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stone Mill Drive Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684.

Skills and Abilities Analysis

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial - a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn new ways to identify your skills, abilities and interests, and how to market them to employers. Discover how to effectively answer, “Tell Me about yourself” and be competitive in today’s job market. Use the skills and abilities identified in this workshop to assist you in writing and selling yourself effectively on your resume and in interviews. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

RGIS Hiring Event

RGIS is hiring Inventory Specialists to join their Oregon and Washington traveling team performing the inventory process in warehouse and retail store environments. Out of town expenses are paid for by employer (hotel, food, etc.), as well as transportation. Wage is $11.00/hr. Contact Name: Marnie Farness. Contact Phone: 360.735.5019. Contact Email: mfarness@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment. Room: 107. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Do interviews make you nervous? Are you unsure how to answer particular interview questions? Can you sell your skills and abilities in an interview? Discover valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to the difficult questions asked by employers. In this supportive environment, you will learn what the frequently asked questions are and the type of answers you need. Get the tips to ace the interview!  Suggestion: Attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Reboot NW Information Session

are you interested in Manufacturing or IT training? You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: An unemployed veteran or eligible spouse? Unemployed for 27 weeks or more? Or Under-employed? To know more attend the Reboot NW orientation. This federally funded project is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for Reboot NW to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in Reboot NW, but will be able to enroll in any other services or programs for which they are eligible. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Beginner Computer Skills Workshop

Do you need to improve your computer skills or are you lacking in knowledge of computer operation? Then this guided instruction, hands on learning workshop is for you! Learn how to identify the parts of a computer, control the mouse and keyboard, navigate the desktop and internet, create an email account, attach and upload documents, and use Microsoft Word on a basic level. *Please, bring a flash drive!”. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn how to: •  Master the mouse • Control the keyboard • Navigate the Internet • Create an email account • Attach documents Pre-Registration is encouraged. For more information contact: Kellie Rodgers (krodgers@esd.wa.gov) or Jeremy Dreher (jdreher@esd.wa.gov). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Veteran's Orientation

This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Job Search Strategies

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Successful job search in 2015 is possible! Stop spinning in circles, discover effective job search techniques researching and targeting employers, the hidden and advertised job market, and networking tools. This workshop will also enable you to understand how to manage the stress that affects your job search! Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA provides services for the customer looking for assistance in their intensive job search efforts. WIOA may also provide, when eligible, help with training opportunities. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, May 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Professional Connections

It is a no-fee weekly networking session that is open to everyone. Professional Connections is a good starting point for sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, and small business persons looking to hone their communications skills among other like- business people. We will help you prepare and deliver an elevator speech; work with you on how to present yourself and your thoughts, and give you the confidence to grow your business networking circles. Come and experience a welcoming, helpful group that shares the goal of seeing all succeed! Contact Name: Paul Dicker. Contact Phone: 360-944-3202. Contact Email: pauld@dickhannah.com. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: It is a no-fee weekly networking session that is open to everyone. Additional Information can be found at WWW.PROFESSIONALCONNECTIONS.BIZ and at www.FaceBook.com/ProfessionalConnections. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 - Vancouver, WA 98684.

"NEW LOCATION" Interviewing Workshop

Do interviews make you nervous? Are you unsure how to answer particular interview questions? Can you sell your skills and abilities in an interview? Discover valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to the difficult questions asked by employers. In this supportive environment, you will learn what the frequently asked questions are and the type of answers you need. Get the tips to ace the interview! Suggestion: Attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop. Contact Name: Bonnie McDonald. Contact Phone: 360-906-5000. Contact Email: bmcdonald@fvrl.org. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Monday, May 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cascade Park Community Library 600 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98684.

Perfecting Applications

An important part of any job search is to understand the employer’s point of view. In this workshop, you will learn how employers read applications and how to be better prepared to meet an employer’s expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. You will leave the workshop with a master application that will be helpful when filling out paper and electronic applications, and start you on your way to developing a résumé. Room: 106. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Discover effective methods for completing employment applications – both on paper and online. Learn how employers read applications, and how to further prepare yourself to meet employer expectations. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Monday, May 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Résumé and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Room: 106. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Struggling to know what to write on a resume? How much work history do you need? Do you have a master resume? Create a positive and lasting impression with prospective employers using your resume.  Learn the different types, styles and formatting resumes. Includes computer lab with staff assistance to improve or target your resume for a specific job or industry. (Recommend to attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Pacific Specialty & Rehabilitation Care CNA Scholarship Information Session

For a limited time Pacific Specialty & Rehabilitation is offering a scholarship program that will fund CNA Training, Washington State Certification and Full Time Job with Benefits! (Upon successful completion of training). Come to this Information Session to learn more about this opportunity to start a new career! Classes start soon! Contact Name: Marnie Farness. Contact Phone: 360.735.5019. Contact Email: mfarness@esd.wa.gov. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Workforce Education Services Orientation (by Clark College)

This orientation gives an overview of potential funding assistance including: - Opportunity Grant - WorkFirst - Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) - Worker Retraining. You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: Considered Low Income? Receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)? Receiving Federal Food Benefits? Eligible and/or receiving Unemployment Benefits? Exhausted Unemployment Benefits within the past 48 months? Military Veteran discharged within the past 48 months, or have an upcoming separation date? Displaced Homemaker? Contact Name: Armetta Burney. Contact Phone: 360-992-2321. Contact Email: aburney@clark.edu. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: The Clark College Workforce Education Services Office administers a variety of programs that are designed to support students who are pursuing vocational/technical non-transfer degree programs and certificates as well as ABE/ESL/GED classes. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stone Mill Drive Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684.

Skills and Abilities Analysis

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial - a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn new ways to identify your skills, abilities and interests, and how to market them to employers. Discover how to effectively answer, “Tell Me about yourself” and be competitive in today’s job market. Use the skills and abilities identified in this workshop to assist you in writing and selling yourself effectively on your resume and in interviews. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Interviewing Techniques

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment. Room: 107. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Do interviews make you nervous? Are you unsure how to answer particular interview questions? Can you sell your skills and abilities in an interview? Discover valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to the difficult questions asked by employers. In this supportive environment, you will learn what the frequently asked questions are and the type of answers you need. Get the tips to ace the interview!  Suggestion: Attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Reboot NW Information Session

are you interested in Manufacturing or IT training? You might be eligible if you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions: An unemployed veteran or eligible spouse? Unemployed for 27 weeks or more? Or Under-employed? To know more attend the Reboot NW orientation. This federally funded project is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for Reboot NW to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in Reboot NW, but will be able to enroll in any other services or programs for which they are eligible. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Construction Apprenticeship Trades Information Session

The Washington Department of Transportation is pleased to be supporting the “On the Job Training Support Services” initiative. The OJT initiative is a statewide effort to recruit new workers and retain skilled workers in the constructions trades that build the State of Washington’s highways, bridges, building and homes. The program provides assistance for individuals to learn about a career as a Carpenter, Cement Mason, Heavy Equipment Operator, Laborer, Electrician, Painter, Ironworker and many more! Interested in earning a living while learning a trade career, gain college credits and successfully work in a high paying career with good benefits? Join us on the Construction Apprenticeship Trades Information Session to learn more. Everyone is Welcome! Contact Name: Business Services Unit. Contact Phone: (360) 735-5019. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Beginner Computer Skills Workshop

Do you need to improve your computer skills or are you lacking in knowledge of computer operation? Then this guided instruction, hands on learning workshop is for you! Learn how to identify the parts of a computer, control the mouse and keyboard, navigate the desktop and internet, create an email account, attach and upload documents, and use Microsoft Word on a basic level. *Please, bring a flash drive!”. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Learn how to: •  Master the mouse • Control the keyboard • Navigate the Internet • Create an email account • Attach documents Pre-Registration is encouraged. For more information contact: Kellie Rodgers (krodgers@esd.wa.gov) or Jeremy Dreher (jdreher@esd.wa.gov). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Job Search Strategies

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Successful job search in 2015 is possible! Stop spinning in circles, discover effective job search techniques researching and targeting employers, the hidden and advertised job market, and networking tools. This workshop will also enable you to understand how to manage the stress that affects your job search! Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA provides services for the customer looking for assistance in their intensive job search efforts. WIOA may also provide, when eligible, help with training opportunities. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: No. Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Worksource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

WorkSource will be closed today in honor of Memorial Day

Workshop Language Option: English. Russian. Spanish. In-person job search activity: No. Monday, May 30, 2016.

Résumé and Cover Letters

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Room: 106. Contact Phone: 360.735.5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: Struggling to know what to write on a resume? How much work history do you need? Do you have a master resume? Create a positive and lasting impression with prospective employers using your resume.  Learn the different types, styles and formatting resumes. Includes computer lab with staff assistance to improve or target your resume for a specific job or industry. (Recommend to attend Skills & Abilities prior to this workshop). Event Registration: First Come First Served. In-person job search activity: Yes. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Veteran's Orientation

This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Contact Phone: 360.735-5000. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Veteran's Orientation

This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Friday, June 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Veteran's Orientation

This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Contact Phone: 360.735-5000. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.

Veteran's Orientation

This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Contact Phone: 360-735-5010. Workshop Language Option: English. Additional Information: This orientation provides an overview of Veteran’s resources, Educational and Vocational programs and eligibility, benefits and employment related case management that may be available to those who qualify. Event Registration: First Come First Served. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. WorkSource Vancouver 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215 Vancouver, WA 98684.