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
Resume Makeover - May. 30
1:00am - 3:00pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

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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Resume Lab - May. 30
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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10:00am - 11:00am
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

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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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 is located at: 316 Morris Avenue Suite 100, Muskegon, MI

Are you unsure of your career path? This workshop can not only help to find a career that interests you, but assist you in developing the path to reach your career goals. 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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Resume Writing - May. 31
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
WMW 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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TABE - May. 31
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
WMW 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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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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2:00pm - 3:30pm
West Michigan Works! Kent County, 215 Straight Ave NW, Grand Rapids

Workshop addressing issues encountered by the 45+ job seekers. Come learn, share and network with job seeking peers. A different topic of interest is discussed each month.

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Computer Basics - May. 31
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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