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  • Pima County One-Stop starts virtual Employability Skills class

    Apr 27, 2020 | Read More News
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    Online classThe Pima County One-Stop Career Center began new online Employability Skills classes on Monday.

    The in-person classes have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The free Employability Skills virtual class is open to the public, and is also part of the approval process for those seeking funding for job training/education.

    “It’s a great class to help people get used to doing the job search again and acquire the skills to compete in the job market,” said Employability Skills Instructor Amber Wells.

    “Participants get to go over skills, accomplishments, elevator speeches, and then we start talking about practical processes, which are applications, interviews, resumes, cover letters and all that good stuff. Then, we go over career aspirations, and the participants make their resume.”

    The class is divided into seven units and participants have seven days to complete the online class. With each unit potentially taking less than an hour, the course could be completed in one day.

    Call the One-Stop’s Dislocated Worker Hotline at 520-724-5735 to sign up.

    What participants need:
    • A Gmail email account to access the Google Classroom platform.
    • If you don’t have one, that’s not a problem. Clients can fill out the Online Employability Class Enrollment Form, and we will help you get started.
    • Some comfort using technology.
    • A smart phone, tablet or computer.
    • Internet access.
    “One thing that is kind of cool about using your phone with the class is that you don’t have to write your responses,” said Wells, who created the virtual class with library staff member Heather Severson. “You can use the microphone and say your responses.”

    Pima County One-Stop staff can provide one-on-one assistance over the phone or in person for those who do not feel comfortable taking an online class. Call 724-5735 to sign up for that as well.

    A new online course begins each Monday.

    For more resources and information on Pima County's response to the economic disruption from COVID-19, visit PimaWorks.com.