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.

JOBS sessions are 11 weeks, over WebEx. Each class features an interactive presentation with career specialists from the KLC, MI Works!, and Goodwill Industries. 

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

All are welcome! To register, call Rose at (269) 849-9396 or click “Register today” below to email her. 


Week One: Orientation/Career Planning

Week Two: Reading and Writing for the Job Search/Income Worksheet

Week Three: Workplace Expectations

Week Four: Marketable Skills

Week Five: Effective Resumes 
Week Six: Cover Letters

Week Seven: Job Applications/Interview Worksheet

Week Eight: Interview Tips 

Week Nine: Practice Interviews

Week Ten: Reading and Writing at Work 

Week Eleven: Virtual site visit/orientation of MI Works! services

Featured Presenters:

Michael D. Evans, KLC Executive Director 
Quinnetta Simmons, 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.

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