Training

Workshop Calendar


Career Preparation and Training

Our staff are trained Career Coaches who can assist you in the exploration of new careers and the education/training options to achieve your dreams. We have workshops on a multitude of topics including:

  • resume writing
  • interviewing skills
  • employment search techniques

We have staff dedicated to assisting employers in recruiting and screening so we are often aware of employment opportunities not known by the general public.

Oakland County Michigan Works has strong partnerships with area community colleges, universities and other training providers to assure we are fully aware of the programs that will allow you to obtain a certificate, license or degree in the fields with the greatest demand for skilled workers. We can assist you in identifying potential options to fund the tuition for your desired education or training. All of our services are at no cost to you.


Every Tuesday at 10 AM, we will be offering a FREE LIOVE E Employment Webinar in partnership with JVS Human Services at:  www.facebook.com/jvshumanservices
(NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Road Ahead Webinar Schedule

Tuesday, December 1 Resilience Sherrie James Resilience is the ability to successfully navigate high levels of challenge and bounce back after stressful events. This brief webinar will provide some tools and tips on how to deal with stress/anxiety during your job search. 
Tuesday, December 8  Working from Home or Living at Work?  Hannah Berger Many of us are still adjusting to working from home. That’s because it’s a constant process of negotiation- between spotty internet, using what was once a private space for work, school, entertainment, exercise, childcare, and more, it might be hard to really focus on your workday the same way you did in an office setting. Or maybe you can’t leave work behind when your typical hours are up. We’re all learning together, and this webinar will utilize best practice research, lived experiences, and other expert tips to help maximize focus during a work-from-home day and promote better work/life balance. 
Tuesday, December 15  Interviewing Tsila Pleasant  
Tuesday, December 22  NO WEBINAR  
Tuesday, December 29  NO WEBINAR  
Tuesday, January 5 Resumes: How To Tell Your Story Rachel Devries You are more than your resume. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of writing a clear and concise resume that recruiters will actually read!  
Tuesday, January 12 Soft Skills for Sustainability Phyllis Runyon This webinar will establish the difference between soft and hard skills as well as highlight those soft skills that employers are seeking most from potential employees during and  after the Covid-19 pandemic.   
Tuesday, January 19 Detroit at Work – Ready to Hire Herschel Poger, Business Relationship Coordinator At Detroit At Work Learn about the Detroit at Work Ready To Hire initiative. We will discuss what the program is, the types of positions available and how to apply.  
Tuesday, January 26 Creating a 60-Second Pitch that Gets Results Barbara Boldt A Pitch is a time-bounded form of communication that requires skillful crafting in order to be effective. It is also an essential communication tool for anyone who must sell themselves. In this 30 min. presentation, you will receive tips that will enable you to create a 60-Second Pitch that captures attention and gets results. 

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