Events Schedule

Overview

All events take place at MEC, 120 N. Redwood Dr., San Rafael, unless otherwise noted.
All activities are populated on a drop in basis - first come, first serve.

Must be on time!
Activities are provided by MEC as well as other partner agencies.

Click here to print in monthly calendar format, includes workshop descriptions

SEPTEMBER 2014

Month
Day
Event Name Time

SEPTEMBER

1
H O L I D A Y / C L O S E D

 
SEPTEMBER
2
  1. Microsft Excel: Part 1
  2. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  1. 9:30am-12pm
  2. 10:30-11:30am

SEPTEMBER

3
   

SEPTEMBER

4
  1. Microsoft Excel: Part 2
  2. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  1. 9:30am-12pm
  2. 10:30-11:30am

SEPTEMBER

5
  1. Microsoft Excel: Part 3
  1. 9:30am-12pm

SEPTEMBER

6
W E E K E N D / C L O S E D  

SEPTEMBER

7
W E E K E N D / C L O S E D  

SEPTEMBER

8
  1. How to Accept Where You Are & Get Where You are Going with Jill Williams: Unemployment can be a scary place, and fear inhibits our energy to moveforward. During this workshop,learn to embrace fear as an ally. Get tips on how to utilize tools to help see where you are in life and accept this reality. Work past these struggles and define where you want to be.You will walk away with some positive and workable goals for the future!
  1. 1-3pm

SEPTEMBER

9
  1. The Successfuly Mindset for Today's Job Market: An exploration of the reasons why we work and how our fears can prevent us from getting and keeping jobs.
  2. Microsoft Word: Part 1
  3. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  4. Training Opportunities and Information Session: Learn about Workforce Investment Act training funds, what the requirements are and how to apply for training.
  1. 9am-12pm
  2. 9:30am-12pm
  3. 10:30-11:30am
  4. 1:30-3pm

SEPTEMBER

10
   

SEPTEMBER

11
  1. Career Assessment: Day 1: Designed to help you identify occupational interests, make choices, and set job goals based on assessment of your interests, personality and skills. This is a two-day workshop; you must attend both days.
  2. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  3. Microsoft Word: Part 2
  1. 9am-12:30;m
  2. 10:30-11:30am
  3. 9:30am-12pm

SEPTEMBER

12
  1. Career Assessment: Day 2: Designed to help you identify occupational interests, make choices, and set job goals based on assessment of your interests, personality and skills. This is a two-day workshop; you must attend both days.
  2. Microsoft Word: Part 3
  1. 9am-12:30pm
  2. 9:30am-12pm

SEPTEMBER

13
W E E K E N D / C L O S E D  

SEPTEMBER

14
W E E K E N D / C L O S E D  

SEPTEMBER

15
  1. Master Applications & References: Learn why employers use applications and what they want to know; prepare for and avoid knock-out factors; make points and get interviews. References are a critical, necessary step in the hiring process--learn to contact and coach your references.
  1. 9am-12pm

SEPTEMBER

16
  1. The Internet & Hidden Jobs: The Internet is a great research tool, but most employers rarely post jobs there. You can still use the Internet to find these employers. If you have been browsing job listings on line without good results, bring your specific job goals to this workshop and learn new ways to search for jobs.
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint: Part 1
  3. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  4. Networking 101: Learn how to develop a network of influential working people.  Build mutual and beneficial relationships that lead you to decision makers. Take the sting out of calling and connecting and begin to nurture contacts into job leads.
  1. 9:00am-12pm
  2. 9:30am-12pm
  3. 10:30-11:30am
  4. 1-3pm

SEPTEMBER

17
  1. Resumes Learn how to write your resume to fit the needs of your future employer. Position your skills and accomplishments to make your resume stand out from the rest.  Learn the key points on what makes a good cover letter.
  2. Marin Professionals Orientation: Learn aboutthe career development and networking resources availableto professionals seeking new employment opportunities locally. In order to attend orientation and reserve a place in the group’s next no-fee 5-day Job Search Workshop, customers will need a college degree and/or an average of 10 years of professional work experience.
  1. 9am-12pm
  2. 1-2:30pm

SEPTEMBER

18
  1. Interviewing Techniques: Day 1Learn how to sell yourself and ace the job interview. Improve your answers to tricky and difficult questions. Demonstration and rehearsal is part of this class. Successful interviewing is essential. You will get actual videotaped practice interviewing and receive positive feedback as part of this course. This is a two-day workshop; you must attend both days.
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint: Part 2
  3. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  1. 9am-3pm
  2. 9:30am-12pm
  3. 10:30-11:30am

SEPTEMBER

19
  1. Interviewing Techniques: Day 2  Learn how to sell yourself and ace the job interview. Improve your answers to tricky and difficult questions. Demonstration and rehearsal is part of this class. Successful interviewing is essential. You will get actual videotaped practice interviewing and receive positive feedback as part of this course. This is a two-day workshop; you must attend both days.
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint: Part 3
  1. 9am-3pm
  2. 9:30am-12pm
SEPTEMBER
20
W E E K E N D / C L O S E D  

SEPTEMBER

21
W E E K E N D / C L O S E D  

SEPTEMBER

22
   

SEPTEMBER

23
  1. Linkedin: Part 1: An online application to promote your career objectives. Articulate your skills and experience as a reflection of what an employer wants so they can visualize you in the job. Intro to Twitter, as it relates to employment.
  2. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  3. Training Opportunities and Information Session: Learn about Workforce Investment Act training funds, what the requirements are and how to apply for training.
  1. 9:30am-12pm
  2. 10:30-11:30am
  3. 1:30-3pm

SEPTEMBER

24
   

SEPTEMBER

25
  1. Linkedin: Part 2: An online application to promote your career objectives. Articulate your skills and experience as a reflection of what an employer wants so they can visualize you in the job. Intro to Twitter, as it relates to employment.
  2. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  1. 9:30am-12pm
  2. 10:30-11:30am

SEPTEMBER

26
  1. Linkedin: Part 3: An online application to promote your career objectives. Articulate your skills and experience as a reflection of what an employer wants so they can visualize you in the job. Intro to Twitter, as it relates to employment..
9:30am-12pm

SEPTEMBER

27
W E E K E N D / C L O S E D  

SEPTEMBER

28

W E E K E N D / C L O S E D

 
SEPTEMBER
29
  1. Making Age an Asset in Your Job Search

    Many older job seekers are concerned about encountering age discrimination in the hiring process or workplace. Come to this workshop to learn more about legal protections for older workers, how to make your experience an asset, and tips for resumes and interviewing.

  1. 1-3:30pm
SEPTEMBER
30
  1. Microsoft Office 365: Part 1: Overview of the cloud based productivity suite that features collaboration, file sharing and remote access from virtually anywhere on any device.Work with Outlook, contacts, calendaring, and document sharing using an enterprise version of the program. Experience with Microsoft Office is recommended.
  2. MEC Orientation: Learn about the array of services MEC has to offer.
  1. 9:30am-12pm
  2. 10:30-11:30am
       

Accommodations are available upon advance requests to individuals with disabilities.