Bergen Community College offering classes to job seekers
Posted By: Preble Last Update by:2011-07-01 852 Comments

Bergen Community College will begin offering classes to job seekers at the Dixon Homestead Library in Dumont to improve their computer and job search skills. The classes will focus on the basic computer skills needed by every job applicant today making them more confident and self sufficient. All courses will be delivered at a basic user level, are four hours and build around workforce development skills. Classes are scheduled on consecutive Wednesdays as follows: Section A: Session 1 - Web-based email - July 13 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Session 2 - Job searching on the Internet - July 20 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Section B: Session 3 - Creating resumes and cover letters on Word - July 27 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Session 4 - Continuation and review of resumes and cover letters - Aug. 3 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to sign up for both sessions in either Section A or Section B and are welcome to sign up for all four sessions. Registration is on a first come first served basis open to area residents 18 and over. To register for these free classes or for further information, call the library at 201-384-2030. Students are advised to bring their own computer flash drives to the training sessions. They should come with their job history information so it can be used in the classes to either apply for a job or write a resume. Bring a light lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. The training comes as part of a $5.1 million National Telecommunications and Information Administration American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to support the New Jersey State Library's Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP). The program's goal is to make New Jersey's libraries strategic job-creating facilities by adding computer workstations, upgrading Internet connectivity, and providing job search assistance and workforce development programs. A consortium of New Jersey's community colleges will deliver training using its existing curriculum. Additional online content and training developed by New Jersey Network will also be available. More than 5 million New Jersey residents will be served through this initiative.

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