Steps to Success 9900A

Session A - Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Your Goals #9900A -  - 9:00 - 11:00 am - you will explore the reasons we allow obstacles to stop us in our tracks. Topics will include sustaining motivation, strategies for building grit, perseverance and resilience.

Session B - Who am I? Career Exploration and Workplace Skills #9900B -  9:00 - 11:00 am - you will complete a variety of assessments designed to help you understand how a variety of personal attributes (i.e., interests, values, preferences, motivations, aptitudes and skills), impact your potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments. Completion of these assessments will enable you to choose an appropriate career path. You will gain an understanding of the essential skills needed in the 21st century workplace. These include soft skills (adaptability, problem solving, teamwork, etc.), transferable skills (time management, interpersonal communication, etc.) as well as the hard skills required for specific careers. Worker’s rights and labor laws will also be addressed. Upon completion of this module, you will have an understanding of the skills necessary for job retention.

Session C - Where am I going? Developing Your Career Path/Job Search Strategies #9900C -  9:00 - 11:00 am - you will gain skills in the following areas: job search strategies, internet search skills, telephone skills, and networking. You will use local resources such as the American Job Center in order to improve your skills in the job-hunting process. You will use problem solving, decision making and goal setting to develop your career path. You will gain an understanding of the Career Planning Model, job qualifications and barriers, career ladders and local labor market trends.

Session D - How am I going to get there? Develop a Career Portfolio/Interviewing Skills #9900D - 9:00 - 11:00 am - you will create employment documents including resumes, cover letters, and thank-you letters. You will also gain an understanding of the importance of professional communication as well as improving 21st century communication skills. (email, memos, netiquette). You will learn tips to improve interview performance, such as understanding body language, appropriate attire and punctuality. You will practice interview skills through role-playing.

Session E - Now what? Readiness for Post-Secondary Education #9900E - 12/3 - 12/19 - 9:00 - 11:00 am - you will explore your readiness for the college experience. Topics will include: post-secondary opportunities, Accuplacer prep, admission requirements, financial aid, and tips for college success, including strategies for building grit, perseverance, and resilience. 

The Steps to Success program is free to those students who donít have a US high school diploma, all others will pay $25.

Sessions:
 32
Dates:
 9/10/2019 to 12/19/2019
Meeting Times:
  Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
  M.L. Keefe Community Center On Site
Fees: 
$25.00 (Class Fee)
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