Sinclair to Offer Displaced Worker Workshops

Sinclair is pleased to offer a new series of workshops for Displaced Workers this fall. Part of the Wal-Mart Brighter Futures project, the series will focus on basic computer skills, peer support and job hunting. Upcoming workshops include:

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Word 2007
    Friday, October 8; 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Building 11, Room 11323
    This interactive workshop will allow you to engage in three critical sections of the career development process: searching and applying for positions online, resume development, and mock interviewing with a local employer. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants. 
  • Microsoft Excel 2007
    Friday, October 22; 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Building 11, Room 11323
    Learn the basics of Excel 2007, including: creating, modifying, and formatting a work sheet and performing calculations. Space is limited to 20 participants. 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
    Friday, November 5; 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Building 11, Room 11323
    Learn the basics of PowerPoint 2007, including: creating presentations, formatting text, and adding and modifying graphics. Space is limited to 20 participants.
  • Microsoft Review
    Friday, November 19; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Building 11, Room 11323
    Review the basics of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel in this workshop. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Peer Support:

  • Healthcare Information
    Tuesday, October 26; 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Building 2, Room 2334
    Greg Pfander with McGohan Brabender will present individual coverage options from providers. Cobra and Conversion plans will also be a part of the discussion. 
  • New Student Orientation for Displaced Workers
    Monday, November 1; 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Building 2, Room 2334
    Meet with staff and other students to learn how to make the pieces fit at Sinclair Community College. 

Career Workshops:

  • Resume Writing
    Tuesday, October 12; 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Building 2, Room 2334
    Not really sure what goes in a resume? Or do you know what goes in but you don’t know how to format it? Come to this workshop, hosted by Career Services to learn how to market your skills and qualifications for any job! You will learn how to promote past career accomplishments and skills in a uniform resume and cover letter that will be eye catching for an employer.
  • Get Plugged In: Finding & Applying for Jobs Online
    Friday, October 15; 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Building 11, Room 11323
    Learn how to research and apply for jobs online. Explore the ins and outs of online resumes, job search engines, and turning the impersonal online application process into a networking opportunity. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact: 
Stephanie O’dell at (937) 512-4646 or stephanie.drerup--od@sinclair.edu

Students may schedule an individual appointment with Clifford Lauchlan or Chad Bridgman, Displaced Worker Counselors, by calling (937) 512-4646.