OhioMeansJobs Centers provide free workshops for unemployed and dislocated workers.
From job search and interviewing workshops to the Aspire (formerly known as the GED/ABLE) program and training opportunities for a different in demand career. We offer a variety of resources to help you get a fresh start on your career. Workshop sessions cover job search skills, resume writing, interview techniques, finance management, and technology and computer skills. We will partner with you during this career transition period and help you get the training necessary to prepare for the future.
Not all counties offer the same workshops: please check with your local OhioMeansJobs Center for availability.
Job Search Class
Job Search Class is a program to help participants learn how to look for a job. It also teaches the skills and strategies needed to get a job, keep and cope with a job. Job Search Class includes classroom instruction, self-esteem building, goal setting, job finding techniques, and offers ways to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Job Search Class includes resume writing, writing a cover letter, interviewing and contacting employers, the latest employment information and much more.
Basic Computer Class
Computer class designed to assist participants with online job applications. Topics of instruction include copying and pasting, attaching resume to applications, applying for online jobs and creating email account.
The National Career Readiness Certificate
Issued by ACT, is a portable, evidence-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success. It is used for:
- Screening: Employers interview only applicants who have the skills required for the job.
- Hiring and promotion: A National Career Readiness Certificate can be used as a "plus" factor to help make selection and promotion decisions.
- Targeting employee training and development: Employers can target their training budgets for job-specific skills rather than basic skills.
This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and measures the following skills:
- Applied Mathematics
- Locating Information
- Reading for Information