As COVID-19 continues to limit the way many businesses and organizations interact with customers in-person, technology has become a reliable resource. The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland has turned to virtual classes and programs to continue making a positive impact in the community.
This week, CEOGC’s Workforce Development team conducted a Virtual Job Readiness Workshop – an unprecedented event in the agency’s 55-year history.
“In keeping up with the issues provided by the pandemic, we are offering more virtual courses in order to keep the community we serve engaged and prepared to go into the working world and become successful,” said Audrey Taylor, Workforce Development Program Training Supervisor “This is the future of business and we want to make sure we’re staying up-to-date in the competitive workforce.”
The inaugural event boasted great results with more than 30 registered customers and 11 new requests for services from its participants. The workshop covered such topics as human relations in the workplace, interviewing skills and resume and cover letter writing. The Cleveland Clinic, Koinonia Homes, Tri-C, and the Cuyahoga County Probation Department were represented as well in the virtual classroom.
“I thought the event went extremely well for it being our first time. It ran smoothly and seamlessly,” said Matt Anderson, Job Development Specialist. “I think this is going to be our new norm. Connecting with the community to communicate our message will be virtual now and we’re embracing that change,”
The event went so well in fact, that the workforce team has already scheduled a Virtual Job Fair on July 31, 2020.
Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming event!