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Veterans Encouraged to Attend Job Assistance Workshop
Veterans Encouraged to Attend Job Assistance Workshop

 

A free job readiness workshop for veterans will be held on Thursday, March 29.

Veterans of U.S. military service, including those who have served in any branch including Reserve and National Guard units, are encouraged to attend. The workshop will include sessions on employment planning, resume writing, interview skills, GI benefits and online job searching. Also included in the event will be a mock interview session with employers and professionals, as well as drop-in resume critiquing.

In support of national efforts to assist U.S. veterans in transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce, this workshop is aimed at empowering veterans with skills and resources that will help them in their job search.

Workshop presenters represent professionals from the U.S.Department of Labor/Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS), Nevada DETR, U.S. VETS, Pacific ADA Center, and local educational institutions TheLearning Center, LV-PITA and WRRP Inc. Many of these presenters are veterans themselves.

Employers and business professionals looking to hire veterans as well as those with military experience are encouraged to participate by helping to conduct mock interviews and resume critiques. Those interested may contact Celia Diaz at 636-2353.

The workshop will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Pearson Community Center, 1625 West Carey Avenue, North Las Vegas.

Pre-registration: Attendees are encouraged to pre-register on the Workforce Connections website www.nvworkforceconnections.org to guarantee space in our workshop sessions.  Lunch will be provided.

Workshop Sessions: The sessions have been designed to allow for better interaction by breaking attendees up into groups and giving them options to attend sessions most relevant to their individual job search. The current workshop sessions are as follows:

  • Interview Skills – What to wear, what to bring, what to say.
  • Converting Military Experience to a Civilian Resume – How to start from scratch on a resume that translates military experience to suit employer needs.
  • Updating and Improving an Existing Resume – Ways to improve an existing resume to get better responses from employers and to better describe military skills and experience.
  • The Federal Application – Information on the federal job search and submitting the federal job application.
  • Online Job Searching and Networking – Effective ways to get your resume noticed online by employers using the most popular job search websites and tools.
  • Transferring Skills and Industries – Information on training opportunities and using GI benefits to build your career path.
  • Disabilities and the Workplace – Understanding rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it affects disabled veterans in the workforce.
  • Home and Life Transitions Discussion – A panel discussion about the changes from active duty to civilian life.