ALL WORKSHOPS OCCUR AT THE LEOMINSTER CAREER CENTER
Do you think you need to acquire new skills to reach your employment goal? The North Central Career Centers are here to support your job search by assisting you with researching your options, exploring funding sources and applying for training services if you qualify. To begin, follow these steps:
Steps to Gaining New Skills
Begin by researching your employment, education and training options on our Resources page.
Bring your resume and job search log for review. If you believe you are not qualified for positions due to a lack of specific skills, you may consider obtaining that skill through a training program. Discuss with the Employment Service Representative your interest in acquiring skills through training.
STEP 2: Decide whether you’d like to further your education
- Talk with someone at the North Central Educational Opportunities Center
- Massachusetts Education and Career opportunities Center
- Visit your Public Library for information about careers, salaries, and education
- Visit the schools you are considering attending
- Use Mount Wachusett Community College Career Coach
STEP 3: Explore your funding opportunities.
Your funding sources may include:
- Self Funding
- Federal Financial Aid – U.S. Dept. of Education Grants
- Student Loans
- Student Financial Assistance MASS
For help, contact the North Central Career Centers’ partner, Educational Opportunity Center.
Is training right for you? Research your options.
- Search for (TOP) Training Opportunities Program Section 30
- Search Training programs on Massachusetts JobQuest.Step
STEP 4: Apply for approved training resources
The North Central Career Centers Representative may assist you:
- Further establish your need for training
- Help you complete enrollment/eligibility application, and
- Support you throughout your training
- Prepare you for employment in your new career
For more information about Training Programs and Services, review Training Opportunity Program data on Mass.gov website.
Workshop Registration Process
- Pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
- You can register with an Employment Specialist or Case Manager by calling 978-534-1481.
- Prerequisite – Attend a Career Center Seminar (CCS).
- Career Center Seminar will be canceled only if the North Central Career Center is closed due to weather and/or other conditions. For weather-related closings, Please call the Adverse Weather Line at 617-626-6277 or go to https://www.mass.gov for weather announcements.
- Latecomers will not be admitted ten minutes after the workshop start time.
- Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop if you cannot attend.
- No food or drink allowed during a workshop.
Important! If you are collecting Unemployment Insurance file online with DUA prior to starting your training.
Other Training Opportunities
Have you been laid off from your job? You may be eligible for Dislocated Worker training and services. Contact Dislocated Workers Services
List of workshops offered on an ongoing basis:
Building Computer Confidence (Part 1 of computer series) New to using a computer? Learn about computers, how to use a mouse, a keyboard, and how to find, delete and save a file in this computer lab.
Career Center Seminar (CCS) This overview of Center services is the first step for all new Career Center members. We suggest you join JobQuest prior to attending a workshop. Click here to register at JobQuest and for assistance JobQuest Guide; click on the link for LMI-Labor Market Information Worksheet includes additional Career Resource information Websites)
Introduction to the Internet (Part 2 of computer series) Learn internet basics, using browsers, search engines, saving searches online.
Introduction to Email (Part 3 of computer series) Create an email account, learn to attach documents, send and receive email.
Job Search on the Internet Discover the ways the internet can assist you in your job search. Explore various job search websites online. * New computer users, attend Intro to the Internet first.
Hidden Job Market Jobs are not always published. Learn some of the methods to uncover the best opportunities and how to contact the decision makers.
Interview with Confidence Introduces strategies for interview preparation, the interview itself and post-interview techniques.
Marketing your Career with O’NET This workshop will teach you how to gather information with O*NET to create marketable resumes targeting skills on the website: www.onetonline.org
MASSCIS Learn about www.masscis.intocareers.org website and what it offers for information and tools needed to learn about occupations and labor market data.
Prepare for the Job Fair Discuss and learn the In’s and Out’s for each stage of the Job Fair; before, during and after. We will go over all the reasons you should attend a Job Fair and give you techniques on how to prepare.
Over 40 Job Search: Overcoming the Age Barrier Learn about strategies for mature workers and how to deal with negative stereotypes. Turn your age into an advantage and market yourself appropriately.
Projecting the Right Attitude Learn how life events and self-image affect your ability to succeed in your job search.
Reconnect your Job Search Power Opportunity to refocus your Job search and Stay Motivated and resilient.
Resume and cover letter basics Learn how to develop a résumé and cover letter that market your skills as well as achievements. Understand the do’s and don’ts of résumé and cover letters. Sample Resume Walk-through