Steps to Success - Career Exploration, Develop Your Career Path, Create A Portfolio

The Steps to Success workshops cover everything you need to know to develop your career path. 
Enroll in any or all of the workshops, depending on what your needs are Currently 100% online using
Zoom, the workshops are designed to be completed independently through Google Classroom.
Participants view pre-recorded lessons, then complete activities related to the lesson.

The Career Navigator for Hamden Adult Education supports each participant through scheduled 
“Office Hours” using the Zoom platform. During these office hours you and the Career Navigator meet
 “live” online to discuss lessons, review learning, and address any questions. For optimal success, 
you should have: reliable internet, a laptop or desktop computer (tablets will work but the small screen
makes completing the activities more challenging. Access to a printer is desirable).

It is suggested that you plan to complete two lessons per week (approximately 3 hours) and schedule 
an additional hour for “office hours.” The length of time to complete an entire workshop will vary
depending on student need but averages about 24 hours per workshop. Once you are registered for a
workshop, you will be contacted by the Career Navigator for a short orientation session. You will receive
the link to each Workshop by email.

WORKSHOP #1 - CAREER EXPLORATION - 12 LESSONS
Participants will complete several assessments designed to help individuals understand how a variety
of personal attributes (i.e., interests, values, preferences, motivations, aptitudes and skills), impact
potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments. Participants
will use the assessment results to narrow down possible career options.

WORKSHOP #2 - DEVELOP YOUR CAREER PATH AND JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES - 11 LESSONS
Participants will use the results of career assessments and research to develop an individualized career 
path. They will gain an understanding of the Career Planning Model, job qualifications and barriers,
career ladders and local labor market trends.Participants will gain skills in the following areas: job search
strategies, internet search skills, telephone skills, and networking. Participants will use local resources
such as the American Job Center in order to improve their skills in the job-hunting process.

WORKSHOP # 3 - CREATE A CAREER PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEWING SKILLS - 11 LESSONS
Participants will create employment documents including resumes, cover letters, and thank-you letters.
Participants will also gain an understanding of the importance of professional communication as well
as improving 21st century communication skills (email, memos, netiquette). This workshop will provide
tips to improve interview performance, such as understanding body language, appropriate attire and
punctuality.
Participants will practice interview skills through role-playing.
 
The Steps to Success program is free to those students who don’t have a US high school diploma, 
all others will pay $25. For more info or to register call 203.773.9211 ex. 1139

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