Career Fair delayed until Thursday, Feb. 21

The Highway 30 Corridor Career Fair (originally scheduled for today, Wednesday, Feb. 20) has been delayed until Thursday, Feb. 21 due to weather. The Career Fair will be held from 10 am until 12:30 pm in the Student Activity Center at Marshalltown Community College. Participants should park at the east side of the south lot or in the SAC parking lot and enter through the SAC entrance (under the big blue metal roof).

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IowaWORKS Iowa Valley offers a variety of workshops at no cost to you! Click the link below to see the workshops offered this month.

February 2019 Workshops

Essential Tools for Job Seekers How to get a job in a tough economy. Comprehensive overview of the skills required to get and keep a job. Dig into labor market information, take an interest test and learn what IowaWORKS Iowa Valley can do to assist you in your job searching. Develop a plan to get you from unemployed/under-employed to employed.

Maintain a Positive Attitude – Implement strategies to maintain a positive perspective while managing dramatic changes, including the loss of a job.

Develop A Career Plan – Career Exploration

Research Industry Trends – Labor Market Information

Create a Great Resume – Get helpful tips on writing resumes and cover letters, plus have time to create your own perfect resume to take home.

Conduct a Job Search – Practice using the strategies that are most effective at locating job opportunities.

Interview and Negotiate – Mock interviews

Application Workshop –  Now that you have a great resume, you can apply for that job you want! We can help if it is a paper or online application. Also, learn about common questions that appear on applications and the appropriate way of answering them.

Digital Literacy Basic – Get acquainted with the computer, mouse, keyboard and other important keys.

EMAIL/ONLINE – Setup your own email address and learn how to use it. Learn how to navigate online applications. Must have basic computer skills for this workshop.

Word Basic – Learn the basics in WORD to create documents, formats for printing, and saving documents.

Excel Basic – Learn how to create spreadsheets, use basic formulas, sort, format, and print.

NCRC – National Career Readiness Certificate – Obtain a nationally/state recognized applied skills certificate based on three assessments: Reading for Information, Locating Information and Applied Mathematics.

Getting prepared to job search – Skills assessments, job application processes, resumes, cover letters, follow up/thank you notes. Interviewing: answering difficult questions. Learn job retention and success skills. Deal with background checks.

Financial Fitness – Take control of your money. Learn more about budgeting, savings, and building credit.

Workin’ It Out – Solve problems in the workplace, understand employers’ unspoken rules, & how our beliefs/thoughts/feelings can affect the problems we have. (held every other month).

Excellence in Customer Service – Learn basic business writing, phone etiquette, problem solving, decision making, listening skills, dealing with difficult people, asking effective questions and enhancing your self-esteem (24 hr workshop held for 4 consecutive days, held every other month).

Changing Lanes – Connecting communication and healthy relationships to improve employability, stability, and long term success.

Discover your Resources – Reduce barriers to employment by learning about services offered at local community action agencies.

Limelight Leadership Academy – For ages 14-24, this workshop is packed with motivation, determination, and ways to start carving your path to your future. Find your passion and what drives you.  You will learn how to stand above the rest with your leadership skills while you build lifelong friendships (Offered once a year in June).

Orientation to Partner Services – This is an informational session for programs on High School Equivalency Diplomas, English as a Second Language, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and WIOA Title I services.

Join our VIP text list for info on events happening in our center, including open interviews and free workshops! Text: IOWAWORKS  To: 36000 

IowaWORKS, Iowa Valley, 3405 S. Center Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158
Contact IowaWORKS, Iowa Valley, 641-754-1400, for workshop dates and times.

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Becky Hassett

Becky Hassett

IowaWORKS Iowa Valley

(641) 754-1400