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1 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 1 Columbia Workforce Center Orientation Welcome

2 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 2 Columbia Workforce Center Orientation Our Goal: Assist You With Getting Employed

3 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 3 Columbia Workforce Center Employment Opportunities How to Look for Work Career Decisions Community Connections

4 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 4 Partnering Agencies Office of Employment Services Veteran Services Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC) Division of Rehabilitation Services Howard County Office of Workforce Development

5 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 5 Employment Services Computers Internet Faxing Copying Phones for Job Search Books/Tutorials Job Search Workshops Workforce Development Consultants

6 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 6 Employment Websites n Maryland Workforce Exchange Maryland Workforce Exchange < mwejobs.com mwejobs.com n CareerOneStop CareerOneStop < careeronestop.org careeronestop.org n Employon Employon < employon.com employon.com

7 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 7 Who Is a Veteran? Are you a Veteran? Are you the spouse of a Veteran? Contact a Veteran Representative Alfred LaBeau Orion Jones

8 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 8 Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC) n Professional/Managerial/Technical n 3-Day JumpStart Program Contact Brad Dubner

9 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 9 Division of Rehabilitation Services n Vocational Evaluation n Skills Training n Academic Preparation n Job Placement Assistance n Workplace Accommodations Contact Kathy or Elaine

10 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 10 n Individual Career Counseling < Résumé/Interviewing Assistance n Assessments - < Interest/Aptitude/Employability Skills Howard County Office of Workforce Development

11 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 11 Short Term Courses n Training Services - Must be directly linked to job opportunities in the local area. n May include: v Occupational Skills Training v Job Readiness Training v Adult Education and Literacy Training Howard County Office of Workforce Development

12 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 12 n Contingent upon funding availability n Meet requirements (Howard County Resident, Unemployed, Employed Under Certain Conditions) n Training must be related to the local labor market n Be ready, willing and able to work Training

13 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 13 YOUR COMMITMENT n Comply with program requirements n Maintain Contact with the Workforce Development Center n Agree to respond to follow-up inquiries

14 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 14 Additional Partnering Agencies n Youth Services n Senior Services n Howard Community College n Department of Social Services

15 Columbia Workforce Center 10/07 15 QUESTIONS ? ? or


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