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. 

To view a printable calendar, click on a service center location below: 

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

Improve your job search strategies from start to finish! This workshop covers the basics of job search while incorporating tips on standing out in a competitive workforce. You will walk away with a tool kit full of resources to assist you in your job search.

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Resume Makeover - Apr. 24
11:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! in Ottawa County, 121 Clover St, Holland, MI

Discover current trends in resume writing. In this workshop you will learn tips, tricks, and techniques to make your resume stand out to employers. Please bring your current resume and cover letter if you have one.

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Resume Lab - Apr. 25
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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MRS Orientation - Apr. 25
11:00am - 12:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

Services for those with documented disabilities: Learn about Michigan Rehabilitation Services, eligibility requirements and sign-up information.

For Reservation, Call 242-6450 or fax: 242-6460

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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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Resume Makeover - Apr. 25
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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. 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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2:00pm - 3:00pm
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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Resume Writing - Apr. 26
9:30am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! in Barry County, 535 W Woodlawn Ave, Hastings, MI 49058

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

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10:00am - 11:00am
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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10:00am - 11:00am
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

Learn how to explore Interests, Labor Market information and training providers to assist you in choosing the right Career for you!

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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! Kent County, 121 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids

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! in Barry County, 535 W Woodlawn Ave, Hastings, MI 49058

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

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