Job + Career Opportunity Workshops
All workshops are held at 1849 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200 across from Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.
* Please note: you must make an appointment with a Job Development Specialist to enroll in these workshops.
Young Adult Program
The Council for Economic Opportunities, Ohio Means Jobs, local colleges, universities and companies are working together to introduce 18-to-25 year olds who have their GED to continuing education, job and career options. Over the course of two months participants will receive classroom instruction, tours of local educational institutions and possible placement with local companies for on-the-job experience.
The Job Readiness workshop covers such topics as human relations in the workplace, interviewing skills and resume and cover letter writing. The sessions conclude with each student engaging in a mock interview with their Job Development Specialist, answering questions and preparing them to meet with potential employers.
Do you have a basic grasp of Microsoft Office but want to learn more, ask questions and sharpen your skills? The Council will host a Microsoft Office workshop to help you advance your knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Seats are limited.
Customer Service Certification
The Council’s Customer Service Training teaches industry-proven customer service skills needed to be an International Customer Service Representative. The curriculum offers interactive instruction that gets you ready for the real experience. The course consists of six online modules and classroom lectures led by certified instructors. Students will receive a certificate upon course completion.
Students will also receive a refurbished computer complete with a Microsoft operating system, Microsoft Office software and a two-hour computer orientation class through the Digital Connection Program. This benefit is made possible through computer donations from local companies and support from Microsoft.
Job Placement Assistance
*Please note that students must complete the Job Readiness Workshop prior to receiving job placement assistance.
*All sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.
Greater Cleveland is fortunate to be experiencing a renaissance with new and expanding industries from health care to hotel and hospitality to manufacturing and shipping. There are jobs out in the workforce, it’s a matter of matching potential job candidates with available jobs. The Council for Economic Opportunities job placement coaches will work with you in one-on-one sessions to teach how to look for the right job.