YJC Continues Summer Employment Series with Info on Educating Yourself Today for Tomorrow's Jobs
(Evanston, IL) )– Getting noticed in a competitive job market might seem impossible. But with training from the Youth Job Center’s Summer Employment Series, job seekers can find success in their job searches, even in a down economy.
The Summer Employment Series (SES) continues Tuesday, June 26th, with a workshop titled “Educating Yourself Today for Occupations of the Future.” The workshop will be held at the Evanston Public Library from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. The YJC held their first Summer Employment Series workshop in May titled “Surviving Youth Unemployment.”
“So many young adult jobseekers have unrealistic expectations of what skills are important to employers,” says Employment Outreach Coordinator Jordan Burghardt. “In today’s economy, it’s important to have the correct skills set and be educated about where the job market is going so you can market yourself appropriately.”
“Educating Yourself Today for Occupations of the Future” will include presentations from Shelley Gates, Chair of Career and Technical Education Department at Evanston Township High School, as well as representatives from Oakton Community College. The workshop will include information on post-secondary educational training and options for career-track employment directly out of school. It will also include information on industry-specific certification and training opportunities for tomorrow’s jobs, and what types of candidates (and skills) employers are looking for in the “new economy.”
The final Summer Employment Series workshop will be Tuesday, July 24th. All SES workshops are free and open to all ages.
The Youth Job Center is a nonprofit agency in Evanston that assists job seekers ages 14-25 in finding employment. The YJC also works with employers to help them meet their staffing needs by referring applicants who are trained in basic job skills and ready to get to work.