West Michigan Works! Workshops & Events Schedule

West Michigan Works! offers free workshops that can help you develop the materials and skills necessary to reenter the workforce, from resume development to creating a 30 second infomercial. 

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Allegan County  |  Barry County  | Ionia County |  Kent County

Montcalm County  |  Muskegon County  |  Ottawa County 

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This Month's Workshops & Events

Workshop/Event
Time
Location & Map
9:00am - 10:00am
West Michigan Works! in Muskegon County is located at: 316 Morris Avenue Suite 100, Muskegon, MI

Whether you're looking for your first job, or it's been a few years since you last looked for employment, this is the workshop for you! Find out what employers want to see on a resume, get tips on the best way to showcase your skills and experience and learn techniques on how to properly apply for a position in today's job market.

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9:00am - 10:30am
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover St, Holland, MI

Your future starts now! Learn about yourself and the world of work by identifying and exploring highly satisfying careers. Career Exploration is a self-assessment tool used to match personal interests with related careers.

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Resume Writing - Jul. 26
9:30am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! in Barry County, 136 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058

Learn how to build and write your own resume using the Winway Resume Deluxe program.

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10:00am - 11:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Review 9 ways to find job leads, identify the best ones to use to land your desired job.

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10:00am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! in Muskegon County is located at: 316 Morris Avenue Suite 100, Muskegon, MI

Do you have an upcoming interview but not sure what to expect? Curious about what questions you might be asked, how to prepare or what questions you should ask that potential employer? This workshop can help build confidence and better prepare you in selling yourself to that potential employer.

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TABE - Jul. 26
10:30am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover St, Holland, MI

TABE - Tests of Adult Basic Education – is an academic assessment to determine both the knowledge and skills of adults in the areas of Reading and Math. TABE is an online assessment that takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. TABE is a requirement for participation in West Michigan Works! programs.

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11:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Update yourself with tips for successful interviewing in today’s world. Learn all the steps in the process of interviewing, tips on how to best prepare yourself, and how to make a positive first impression. Also, learn about different types of interviews, handling difficult topics, commonly asked questions and how to follow up.

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11:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

Learn the role temporary employment plays in today’s employment market. Understand how employment agencies work to secure full time, part-time, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Become informed on how these agencies can assist you in finding your next opportunity. Also obtain a listing of agencies in the Grand Rapids area.

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11:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Barry County, 136 E State St, Hastings, MI 49058

Learn how to navigate the Talent Connect website to maximize your job search.

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Resume Makeover - Jul. 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Ionia County, 301 W Main St, Ionia, MI 48846

Take your resume to the next level! This workshop and is designed for individuals interested in improving their existing resume. Attendees will leave having all the necessary information needed for creating a professional resume. *It's recommended that individuals have at least a basic resume prior to attending. Digital format is ideal (mitalent, flash drive, email).

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Computer Basics - Jul. 26
2:30pm - 4:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover St, Holland, MI

Are you a new computer user? Using a computer and the internet are ESSENTIAL parts of the job search process. This workshop is designer for a beginner, introducing the basics needed for computer-based job search activities including: keyboard and mouse use, internet job searching, creating and using an email account, basic word processing, and completing online applications.

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9:00am - 10:00am
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover Street, Holland, MI 49423

Are you interested in learning how to eat healthy while staying on budget? This workshop provides educational information including My Plate, tips for eating healthy while job searching on a budget and ends with a taste test. You do not want to miss this fun interactive workshop!

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9:30am - 10:15am
West Michigan Works! in Allegan County, 3255 122nd Ave, Suite 101, Allegan, MI 49010

Update yourself with tips for successful interviewing in today's world.  Learn all the steps in the process of interviewing, tips on how to prepare yourself, and how to make a positive first impression.

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Resume Makeover - Jul. 27
10:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids

How do you know you have a good resume? Discover current trends in resume writing. In this workshop you will learn tips, tricks, and techniques to make your resume stand out to employers. Bring an electronic copy of your updated resume, incorporating information gained from attending the Resume Development workshop, and receive one on one advice.

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