Brevard Workforce Aerospace Transition Program Offering Workshops During August 2011

ROCKLEDGE, Florida – The Brevard Workforce Aerospace Workforce Transition (AWT) Program will hold the following workshops in August 2011 to assist Brevard County aerospace workers.  There is no cost to attend. These workshops are designed specifically for aerospace workers who have been or will be affected by the Space program realignment. Employees of NASA contractors and subcontractors please note that per NASA Procurement, attendance at these workshops shall be done on personal time and shall not be charged to work hours or administrative leave hours. Participation in any workshops held at Kennedy Space Center requires a current access badge. Participation requires registration at two separate websites, www.employflorida.com and www.launchnewcareers.com.  If an individual workshop requires a reservation, this is done online at www.launchnewcareers.com.

 

  • AWT Training and Scholarship Orientation
    Date: Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Titusville, 3880 S. Washington Avenue, Suite 214 (Washington Plaza)

Description: Customers will learn about AWT Program requirements for AWT Scholarships for education and training. The process for obtaining scholarships will be explained. No registration required. First come, first served. Maximum class size: 15

 

  • AWT Training and Scholarship Orientation
    Date: Mondays, August  1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: OSB II, Room 1023

Description: Customers will learn about AWT Program requirements for AWT Scholarships for education and training. The process for obtaining scholarships will be explained. Must be badged for access to Kennedy Space Center to attend. No registration required. First come, first served.

Maximum class size: 20

 

  • Career Transition Workshop

Date: Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description:  Finding yourself unemployed is one of the most frightening situations you can find yourself in.  It can leave you paralyzed as to what to do next.  This workshop helps you understand the feelings you are experiencing and offers some tips & techniques to help you move towards a new career.  In this workshop, you will learn techniques for stress management; how to take stock of your finances to ride out the storm; and tips on using your community resources in your job search campaign. Pre-registration is required. Class size, maximum 15.

 

  • Exploring Federal Employment Opportunities: Part 1

Date: Wednesday, August 10

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description: Workshop participants will learn how to research for federal positions, how to determine if they are qualified to apply for an announcement, how to apply for positions and how the application process works. Taught by NASA HR. Must pre-register to attend. Maximum class size: 45

 

  • Exploring Federal Employment Opportunities: Part 1

Date: Wednesday, August 17

Time: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description: Participants must attend Part 1 prior to attending Part 2 and have a current resume posted at www.usajobs.gov. Participants will have the opportunity to have their federal resume reviewed by NASA Human Resources personnel. Participants must pre-register to attend. Maximum class size: 25

 

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Registration on Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM)
    Date: Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 22, 29

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Where: Brevard Workforce Titusville, 3880 S. Washington Avenue, Suite 214 (Washington Plaza)

Description:  Customers will learn how to navigate the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) web site, the importance of having “BACKGROUND” information in the system to be selected for job openings, how to get over 400 job skills in your profile, and have the system complete a resume for YOU!  Please bring a draft resume, along with your user name and password to EFM.  Pre-registration is required. Class size, maximum 15.

 

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Registration on Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM)
    Date: Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description:  Customers will learn how to navigate the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) web site, the importance of having “BACKGROUND” information in the system to be selected for job openings, how to get over 400 job skills in your profile, and have the system complete a resume for YOU!  Please bring a draft resume, along with your user name and password to EFM.  Pre-registration is required. Class size, maximum 15.

 

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Registration on Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM)
    Date: Thursday, August 18

Time: 9:00 – 12:00

Where: OSB II, Room 1011

Description:  Customers will learn how to navigate the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) web site, the importance of having “BACKGROUND” information  in the system to be selected for job openings,  how to get over 400 job skills in your profile, and have the system complete a resume for YOU!  Please bring a draft resume, along with your user name and password to EFM.  Must be badged for access to Kennedy Space Center to attend. Pre-registration is required. CLASS SIZE, MAXIMUM 9

 

  • Interviewing Tips & Techniques
    Date: Thursday, August 18

Time: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: KSC Headquarters, Room 1471

Description:  Learn how to match your experience to the job and how to develop answers to common questions.  Participants must have a user account at www.employflorida.com and be badged for Kennedy Space Center access.  Taught by NASA Human Resources.  Class size, maximum 40.

 

  • Launch Pad Job Club

Date: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Titusville, 3880 S. Washington Avenue, Suite 214 (Washington Plaza)

Description: These workshops are designed specifically for aerospace workers who have been or may be affected by the Space Shuttle Program closure.  Participants must have registered on www.launchnewcareers.com  and www.employflorida.com. Participants will be able to network with other job seekers in their industry, receive empathy and encouragement from supportive peers and receive invaluable information about resume preparation, job seeking, salary negotiation, and interviewing skills. Participants will learn of job leads, share successes, wisdom, and be able to energize their job search. Seating space is limited. Maximum class size:  15

 

  • Launch Pad Job Club

Date: Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description: These workshops are designed specifically for aerospace workers who have been or may be affected by the Space Shuttle Program closure.  Participants must have registered on www.launchnewcareers.com  and www.employflorida.com. Participants will be able to network with other job seekers in their industry, receive empathy and encouragement from supportive peers and receive invaluable information about resume preparation, job seeking, salary negotiation, and interviewing skills. Participants will learn of job leads, share successes, wisdom, and be able to energize their job search. Seating space is limited. Maximum class size: 20

 

  • On the Job Training (OJT) Workshop (Part 1)

Date: Monday, August 22

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description:  Customers will learn about the On the Job Training (OJT) program where employers WANT AEROSPACE WORKERS and the requirements to participate for possible selection by an employer.  This is a two (2) day workshop.   Please bring your completed resume for review.  You will be shown the proper method of registering on www.employflorida.com, how to write a VALUE-BASED resume to a specific job opening, and how to STAND OUT in the interview process! You must be registered on www.employflorida.com and www.launchnewcareers.com.  Registration on www.launchnewcareers.com is required to attend. Maximum class size- 20

 

  • On the Job Training (OJT) Workshop (Part 2)

Date: Tuesday, August 23

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description: During the 2nd part of the OJT workshop, customers will break into groups to work one-on-one with staff members on their registration on www.employflorida.com, writing an outline for a VALUE-BASED resume, and practice with a VIRTUAL interviewing system! This class is recommended to for success within the OJT Program. You must be registered on www.employflorida.com and www.launchnewcareers.com.  Registration on www.launchnewcareers.com is required to attend.  Class size, maximum 15.

 

  • Preparing for the Interview

Date: Fridays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Titusville, 3880 S. Washington Avenue, Suite 214

Description:  Interviewing techniques have changed over the last several years.  Don’t miss out on your chance to sharpen your skills, be prepared to handle that interview and land the career job YOU want!  This workshop covers various interviewing styles, the 10 TOUGHEST questions asked, and how to handle interviewing STRESS!  Participants must have a user account at www.employflorida.com and on www.launchnewcareers.com.  Pre-registration is required.  Maximum class size-15.

 

  • Preparing for the Interview

Date: Thursday, August 25

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Where: OSB II, Room 1023

Description:  Interviewing techniques have changed over the last several years.  Don’t miss out on your chance to sharpen your skills, be prepared to handle that interview and land the career job YOU want!  This workshop covers various interviewing styles, the 10 TOUGHEST questions asked, and how to handle interviewing STRESS!  Participants must have a user account at www.employflorida.com and on www.launchnewcareers.com.  Pre-registration is required.  Must be badged for access to Kennedy Space Center to attend. Maximum class size- 16

 

  • Preparing for the Interview

Date: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description:  Interviewing techniques have changed over the last several years.  Don’t miss out on your chance to sharpen your skills, be prepared to handle that interview and land the career job YOU want!  This workshop covers various interviewing styles, the 10 TOUGHEST questions asked, and how to handle interviewing STRESS!  Participants must have a user account at www.employflorida.com and on www.launchnewcareers.com.  Pre-registration is required.  Maximum class size- 16

 

  • Resume Writing Lab, Part 1

Date: Tuesday, August 30

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Where: OSB II Room 1023

Description:  Workshop participants will learn how to: Evaluate their skills in order to provide career direction; Learn how to critique and develop a Value-Based resume that speaks to the job description and the EMPLOYER; Utilize Optimal Resume and other resume templates for resume development; and provide portfolios complete with References and Case Studies.   Must be badged for access for Kennedy Space Center to attend. Pre-registration is required. Maximum class size-16.

 

  • Resume Writing Lab, Part 1

Date: Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description:  Workshop participants will learn how to: Evaluate their skills in order to provide career direction; Learn how to critique and develop a Value-Based resume that speaks to the job description and the EMPLOYER; Utilize Optimal Resume and other resume templates for resume development; and provide portfolios complete with References and Case Studies. Pre-registration is required. Maximum class size-16.

 

  • Resume Writing Lab, Part 2

Date: Fridays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Titusville, 3880 S. Washington Avenue, Suite 214

Description:  Resume Writing Part 2 is set to work with Staff members to review your current resume and develop a Value-Based resume to better market your skills to the employers to LAND THAT INTERVIEW! Pre-registration is required.  Maximum class size-15

 

  • Resume Writing Lab, Part 2

Date: Wednesday, August 31

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: OSB II, Room 1011

Description:  Resume Writing Part 2 is set to work one-on-one with Staff members to review your current resume and develop a Value-Based resume to better market your skills to the employers to LAND THAT INTERVIEW! Must be badged for access to Kennedy Space Center in order to attend.  Pre-registration is requiredMAXIMUM CLASS SIZE -9.

  • Resume Writing Lab, Part 2

Date: Friday, August 5, 12 19, 26

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Brevard Workforce Rockledge, 295 Barnes Boulevard

Description:  Resume Writing Part 2 is set to work one-on-one with Staff members to review your current resume and develop a Value-Based resume to better market your skills to the employers to LAND THAT INTERVIEW! Pre-registration is requiredMAXIMUM CLASS SIZE -9.

Registration is available at www.launchnewcareers.com. For more information, contact Chris Rasor at 321-394-0571 or at crasor@careersourcebrevard.com.

To register with Employ Florida please visit https://www.employflorida.com prior to attending any Brevard Workforce workshops.

To learn more about the services provided by Brevard Workforce, visit us at www.brevardworkforce.com or call 504-7600, toll free in Brevard.

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