Job opportunities and basic skills

Everyone needs to read to get a job or advance in a current job. Our FREE, online JOBS program teaches essential skills for employment such as writing effective resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs online, and interview skills.

We’ve updated the curriculum to specifically address the current climate of employment; for example, focusing on applying for unemployment and navigating the system, and what kinds of jobs to expect during and after COVID-19.

The 11-week summer session begins on July 15th. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m., through WebEx. Each class features an interactive presentation with career specialists from the KLC, MI Works!, and Goodwill Industries. 

JOBS tutoring session: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

JOBS presentation: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

All are welcome! To register, call Cakneeshia at (269) 359-0946 or click the button to email. 


July 15th: Orientation/Career Planning

July 22nd: Reading and Writing for the Job Search/Income Worksheet

July 29th: Workplace Expectations

August 5th: Marketable Skills

August 12th: Effective Resumes 
August 19th: Cover Letters

August 26th: Job Applications/Interview Worksheet

September 2nd: Interview Tips 

September 9th: Practice Interviews

September 16th: Reading and Writing at Work 

September 23rd: Orientation of MI Works services

Featured Presenters:


Michael D. Evans, KLC Executive Director 


Cakneeshia Stegall, KLC Adult Learning Services Navigator and JOBS Program Lead 


Stephanie Means, Career Coach, MI Works! Southwest 

The JOBS Program is part of the Southwest Michigan Community Literacy Initiative, which is funded in part by the Region 8 Southwest Michigan Prosperity Committee.