Employment Skills Classes
Job Search Support
Do you have clients, students, employees, or family members that need assistance in applying for jobs online? This hands-on workshop focuses on applying at employer websites as well as creating/using an Indeed account to search for employment and submit applications.
This course reviews the function of a resume, different resume formats, and how to tailor your resume to a specific job or job type.
An informative and hands-on workshop to create an effective resume or improve the one you already have.
Exploring Skills, Careers, & Resume Writing
A combination of interest/career discovery, online job search skills, and resume writing geared toward youth with little to no job experience.
This training focuses on developing skills that not everyone realizes that they might need help with. Soft skills like communication, teamwork, & understanding employer expectations are among the topics explored.
This course provides information on various types of interviews and best-practices for interview success. Topics include how to prepare for, behave during, and follow up with an interview. This class also gives students information on how to answer Behavioral Interview Questions using the STAR Method. Students learn how they will be evaluated. This course can include mock-interview session with evaluation.
This financial literacy training concentrates on the basics. Understanding your paycheck, expenses, credit and walks through the creation of a monthly budget and discussion about how to use it.
Become better thinkers. This course helps build analytical skills and explains how to determine what information is accurate.
Computer Skills and Technology Classes
If you are new to computers, this is the place to start. Learn important terms and understand how each of the various parts and programs fit together. Includes introductions to the cloud, and strategies to protect your computer from threats. Explains the difference between hardware and software and teaches keyboard shortcuts and other handy tips.
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOMED - Each session is unique and driven by student interests and questions; this computer-lab style course allows for students to practice on computers in a safe and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to bring their own questions and topics they might want to explore. Class topics may include (but are not limited to) Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Web Browsers and Search Engines, Typing, File Management, Email Set-Up, Functions and Etiquette, Google Drive, and more!
A beginner introduction to the internet, explaining what the internet is and how search engines work. Course shares tips and basic strategies for searching for information on Google. Browser safety features as well as tips to avoiding spam and phishing tactics are also discussed. Learn how to create an email account, write emails and create a secure password.
Intro to Coding
Part of the Coding Series, this intro to app coding includes a look at iOS and Android and an interactive learning exercise.
Video Game Development
Part of the Coding Series, this provides an intro on how to create video games and use game engines.
Life Skills Classes
You cannot avoid stress, but you can manage it. This course takes an in-depth look at where stress comes from…and the mindful strategies used to overcome it.
Stress Management Workshop
Find your happy place…again. This workshop is dedicated to a detailed look at meditative and other practices used to rescue you from daily stressors and help you thrive.
Stress Management for Leaders
If you can’t handle stress, you can’t manage success. A look at the causes of stress, strategies to manage stress, and approaches to prevent and reduce stress in the workplace.
Bouncing back from adversity. Resiliency: the capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. An in-depth look at the characteristics of resilient people and strategies to develop your own personal resilience.
You’ve learned what resiliency is…this workshop includes a questionnaire to assess your own resiliency with an emphasis on tools for developing a personal action plan to strengthen your own personal resilience.
Resiliency for Leaders
This course will define personal resilience, resilient teams and organizational resilience. It includes a questionnaire to assess your own resiliency, reviews how to create SMART goals and assess the situation using SWOT. Additionally, it covers the characteristics & benefits of resilient employees and how to develop organizational resilience.
Our Excel series incrementally walks through basic topics for creating and using Excel spreadsheets. Entry-level (100 series) centers on entering data, customizing the look of your spreadsheet and using formulas within an in-class exercise of building a budget spreadsheet.
101-Intro to spreadsheet features & formulas. 100 Series: If your knowledge of Excel consists of seeing an excel spreadsheet, maybe entering some numbers, but not much more than that, these classes will teach you some basics of a spreadsheet like adding simple formulas, adding/removing columns or rows in a worksheet, using autofill and formatting cells.
102-Modifying spreadsheet features/formulas.
103-Additional formatting, filtering, and sorting.
Excel 201 will explore Excel functions like VLOOKUP, WEEKDAY, and SUMIFS. Using a function inside of another function. Absolute vs. relative cell references.
• Use VLOOKUP when you need to find things in a table or a range by row. For example, look up the price of an automotive part by the part number, or find an employee name based on their employee ID.
• WEEKDAY is a DATE and TIME function in Excel and is quite useful in financial analysis. Suppose we wish to determine the time required to complete a certain project – the function can be useful in removing weekends from the given time frame. Thus, it is particularly useful when planning and scheduling work for a business project.
• The SUMIFS function, one of the math and trig functions, adds all of its arguments that meet multiple criteria. For example, you would use SUMIFS to total the number of retailers in the country who (1) reside in a single zip code and (2) whose profits exceed a specific dollar value.
• Relative and absolute references behave differently when copied and filled to other cells. Relative references change when a formula is copied to another cell. Absolute references, on the other hand, remain constant no matter where they are copied.
Excel 202 concentrates on constructing PivotTables. A PivotTable is an interactive way to quickly summarize large amounts of data. You can use a PivotTable to analyze numerical data in detail and answer unanticipated questions about your data. A PivotTable is especially designed for querying large amounts of data in many user-friendly ways.
Intro to Excel - Business Edition