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
8:00am - 5:00pm
ALL KENT COUNTY LOCATIONS
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Resume Lab - Jan. 17
8:30am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover St, Holland, MI

Put the resources you received in the Resume 101 workshop to good use and come to our Resume Lab to create, update, and/or revamp your resume! *Completing the Resume 101 workshop is highly encouraged before attending this workshop.

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9:00am - 10:00am
WMW in Muskegon County, 316 Morris Ave, Muskegon MI 49440

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 individualshave at least a basic resume prior to attending. Digital format is ideal (mitalent, flash drive, email).

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Resume Lab - Jan. 17
10:00am - 12:00pm
WMW in Muskegon County, 316 Morris Ave, Muskegon MI 49440

This 2 hour "open lab" workshop directly follows Resume Makeover and is intended to give you the time needed to update or upgrade your resume. Staff will be on-hand throughout the class offering tips and suggestions on how to help make your resume stand out.

*It's recommended that individualshave at least a basic resume prior to attending. Digital format is ideal (mitalent, flash drive, email).

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10:30am - 11:30am
West Michigan Works! Ionia County, 301 W Main St, Ionia, MI 48846

Learn about West Michigan Works!' services. Space is limited - please call (616) 389-8525 to reserve your seat!

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1:00pm - 2:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 121 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids

Learn about all of the West Michigan Works! Programs and Services.

MUST REGISTER IN PERSON at either the Franklin or Straight Ave NW West Michigan Works! location.

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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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9:00am - 10:00am
WMW in Muskegon County, 316 Morris Ave, Muskegon MI 49440

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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10:00am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! in Montcalm County, 114 S Greenville W Dr, Greenville, MI 48838

Teaches the fundamentals of what a cover letter is and who you should and should not list as a reference.

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TABE - Jan. 18
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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Intro to Resume - Jan. 18
11:00am - 12:30pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 215 Straight Ave NW, 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.

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2:00pm - 3:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Montcalm County, 114 S Greenville W Dr, Greenville, MI 48838

Learn about West Michigan Works!' services. Space is limited - please call (800) 676-3610 to reserve your seat!

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Computer Basics - Jan. 18
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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WorkKeys - Jan. 19
8:30am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover St, Holland, MI

To register for WorkKeys, please contact Pat Wyckoff at (616) 355-3326. WorkKeys is an ACT assessment that shows employers that you have the skills for workplace success. It is a 3 hour test that consists of Math, Reading, and Locating Information. ACT KeyTrain is available, upon request, for review of WorkKeys.

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