Allentown Employment And Training Center
A partnership with the Workforce Board Lehigh Valley, PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell to establish a workforce, training and employment center in Center City Allentown.
Attend an orientation and discover what jobs are being created in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone including the resources available to assist you in finding training and employment. Meet workforce professionals who will help you navigate your employment and training options. Become informed on important job seeking subjects such as: How to Conduct a Job Search, Employer Expectations, Interviewing and Local Job Openings. Find out how to use PA CareerLink®, Pennsylvania’s on-line tool to connect job seekers to employers. Investigate the employment and training opportunities available through PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley office. View a listing of community-based organizations and resources that can offer you support while you seek employment.
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WE CAN HELP WITH…
* Resume Development - Customizing your resume to targeted job openings and building your employment portfolio with job search essential documents including applications, references and cover and thank you letters.
* Basic Computer/Keyboarding Skills - Learning the basics of keyboarding and entry-level computer operations. Also, learning to use a “mouse”, ways of navigating the computer screen.
* Conducting a Job Search – Directing you on how to integrate networking, social media, and Internet sites into your job search. We can also guide you on everything from tracking your job search to follow-up with employers.
* Interviewing – We can advise you on how to sell yourself in an interview and separate yourself from the rest of the pack. We can provide you with tips on delivering the perfect elevator speech, insight on how to connect your skills and experience with the job, guidance on answering those tricky interview questions, and much more.
* Who’s Hiring? – Up-to-date job leads for the Allentown area and throughout the Lehigh Valley
*How to Overcome Barriers to Employment with a Criminal Background - North Penn Legal periodically schedules time to inform you on what you need to know about expungements, pardons, and other barriers to employment.
Computers with internet access, printers, scanners, and supplies available on site to prepare resumes, email resumes, and conduct your job search.
Individualize your job search with the Career Cruising internet-based software, a user-friendly program that helps satisfy five key career guidance needs: self-assessment, career exploration, post-secondary education planning, work search, and portfolio development.
Learn more about your personal interests and find related careers and information about required training. Explore occupations that interest you and search for related jobs. Research schools in your state and find financial aid programs for which you qualify. Use the features and tools available in this great web-based program to help you develop a clear plan for your future.
Additional services include but are not limited to application screening, job postings, referral to jobs, basic assessments, mock interviewing, referral to training options, GED, Literacy, housing, child care, interview clothing, Community Based Organizations, PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley and more. Eligible job seekers will have access to services available through the Departments of Labor, Welfare, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Employment Service, Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Department of Education.
Training options will be available for payment by jobseekers, employers, and for individuals eligible under Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Veterans, Department of Public Welfare, and other potential funding sources.
Training Programs available in the local Allentown area:
Noncredit course offerings: www.lccc.edu/community-education
English as a Second Language: Complete an interest form at LCCC Allentown, 718 Hamilton St.
High School Equivalency Diploma/GED: www.lccc.edu/career-training-and-personal-interest/ged/ged-student-information or complete an interest from at LCCC Allentown, 718 Hamilton St.