College Hosts Employment Programs for Career Link, EARN

by Alana J. Mauger

Montgomery County Community College will host two upcoming programs as part of its Business Leadership Series for Pennsylvania Career Link and the Montgomery County Employment Advancement Retention Network (EARN).

Workshops on June 10 and 12 will focus on technology, manufacturing and service careers, while workshops on June 16 and 19 will focus on financial, insurance and service careers.

On June 10 from 10 a.m.-noon, the College will host an Employer Summit, during which human resources managers from technology companies will discuss their expectations of job applicants in the areas of computer science, information technology, management information services, digital design and computer graphics. The summit is ideal for participants seeking technical as well as non-technical occupations, including accountant, administrative assistant, customer service representative, technician and other office, technical, non-technical and entry level positions.  Participants will also learn basics of what to do, and what not to do, when applying for a position.

On June 12 from 10 a.m.-noon, the College will host a hands-on workshop “How to Apply Online,” during which participants will learn how to navigate employers’ online application systems. Instruction includes how to post a resume and complete required testing, as well as information on testing strategies, test anxiety and stress.

On June 16 from 10 a.m.-noon, the College will host a Financial Insurance and Service Summit, during which human resource managers will discuss their expectations of job applicants seeking employment with financial, insurance and service companies. Participants will also learn basics of what to do, and what not to do, when applying for a position.

On June 19 from 10 a.m.-noon, the College will host a hands-on workshop “How to Apply Online,” during which participants will learn how to navigate employers’ online application systems. Instruction includes how to post a resume and complete required testing, as well as information on testing strategies, test anxiety and stress.

The programs will be held at Montgomery’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell and will include networking opportunities and refreshments. The programs are free and are open to the public, but registration is required, as seating is limited. To register, contact Denise Garrigus at 215-619-7403 or dgarrigu@mc3.edu or Jennifer Kirkwood at 610-278-7289 or jkirkoo@montcopa.org.

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