The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their September 2018 Calendar of Services and Activities!

Weekly Workshops
Resume: Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m.
Job Search: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Interviewing: Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs at IL WorkNet
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
September 5, 2018 How to Choose a Career Coach
September 12, 2018 5 Coping Strategies for When You’re Feeling Anxious at Work
September 19, 2018 7 Email Templates You Will Need When You Start a New Job
September 26, 2018 4 To-Dos for Your First Year on the Job

WIOA Orientation
Orientations are scheduled weekly. Please inform the front desk of your interest in WIOA Services, or call (815) 901-0177 ext. 250 to schedule an appointment.
WIOA orientation will provide the following:
– Registration and Career Assessment
– WIOA services and eligibility process
– List of Required Documentation needed
– Schedule an appointment for a Career Pathway Development Plan

Career Resource Center
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/worknet
– Professional assistance available at no cost.
– Computer lab with internet for job search.
– Illinois Job Link– website that matches your unique
skills with real local jobs.
– Resume and cover letter writing software and
templates.
– Telephone, fax, and copier available.
– Accessibility equipment for individuals with physical,
visual, and hearing impairments.
– Careercrusing.com-career exploration tool.
– Username: kishwaukee and Password: kougars.

Basic Computer Literacy Class
Note: The September class offering is in English
Location: Kishwaukee College (Room A-1350) 21193 Malta Road,
Malta, IL 60150
Dates: September 11, 18 & 25
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

To view a complete schedule of the FREE Basic Computer Course in the upcoming months for both English and Spanish, click here.

Classes are free but seating is limited.

For more information regarding the Basic Computer Literacy Classes contact:
Kristney Vaulx, Career Resource Specialist
(815) 901-0177 ext. 250
Kvaulx@kish.edu

Illinois workNet Center
650B Peace Rd. Suite B.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815)901-0177
www.illinoisworknet.com

Date posted: September 5, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET SEPTEMBER 2018 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their August 2018 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their Services and Activities Brochure for additional details.

Weekly Workshops
Resume: Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m.
Job Search: Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Interviewing: Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs at IL WorkNet
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
August 08, 2018 Getting Along with Difficult Co-Workers
August 15, 2018 Soft Job Skills & Why They are Important
August 22, 2018 Can Working Parents Have it All?
August 29, 2018 Mature Workers & the Job Search

Weekly Wednesday Job Clubs
Orientations are scheduled weekly. Please inform the front desk of your interest in WIOA Services, or call (815)901-0177 ext. 250 to schedule an appointment.
WIOA orientation will provide the following:
– Registration and Career Assessment
– WIOA services and eligibility process
– List of Required Documentation needed
– Schedule an appointment for a Career Pathway Development Plan

Basic Computer Literacy Class
Location: Kishwaukee College (Room A-1350) 21193 Malta Road,
Malta, IL 60150
Dates: August 14, 21 & 28
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

To view a complete schedule of the FREE Basic Computer Course in the upcoming months for both English and Spanish, click here.

Classes are free but seating is limited.

For more information regarding the Basic Computer Literacy Classes contact:
Kristney Vaulx, Career Resource Specialist
(815)901-0177 ext. 250
Kvaulx@kish.edu

Illinois workNet Center
650B Peace Rd. Suite B.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815)901-0177
www.illinoisworknet.com

Date posted: August 3, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET AUGUST 2018 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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DeKALB – Business has been growing so fast for School Tool Box that the formerly Sycamore-based company had to find a bigger space to fulfill all of its pre-packaged school supply orders from schools and parents across the country.

The locally owned company moved into its new location in DeKalb on Barber Greene Road in the former 3M warehouse location in May and held an invitation-only open house on Friday to show off its new facility.

School Tool Box works with schools in DeKalb County and across the country to provide school supply kits based on each school’s specifications. Parents and schools can order the kits online and they will be shipped to the school or home before classes begin.

Owner Doug Stice said that the company doubled its square footage compared to the old location in Sycamore, which allowed the company to do about five times the volume of what it been doing prior to the move.

“We added a ship-to-home program, so that’s what helped us have such rapid growth in the last five years,” said Stice, who is a Sycamore resident. “Parents can customize their box and get only what their kids need. It’s a huge convenience and saves people so much time.”

During the busy summer months, Stice employs 85 workers, mostly high school and college students from DeKalb County. DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith, who attended the open house, said he appreciates that the company hires so many local young people.

“It’s a marvelous opportunity for the kids and for this community to see a company grow [like School Tool Box has],” Smith said. “We’re happy to see the company in DeKalb. It’s really remarkable to see what’s happening here in an old building.”

Employee Victoria Ruud, 20, of Sycamore, has worked for School Tool Box for two summers. Ruud, a Kishwaukee College student, said she really appreciates the larger space to work.
“I now make about 500 boxes a day,” she said. “There’s so much more room so we can get double the amount of work done.”

Her mother, Kathy Ruud, was touring the new warehouse for the first time on Friday and was impressed with its size.

“I wanted to see where [Victoria] works and see the operations,” she said. “It’s a great job for her because she’s able to save a lot of money for college. It’s also a fun environment.”

Taryn Mathey, 19, of Sycamore, has worked for School Tool Box for four summers. Mathey is a student at Northern Illinois University and said that she’s really enjoying the new location.

“We now have four assembly lines, whereas before we only had two, so it’s nice that we can do even more kits this summer,” she said.

By AIMEE BARROWS Shaw Media correspondent
July 16, 2018

To view a PDF of the article, click here

Date posted: July 19, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on School Tool Box celebrates new DeKalb location

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Who are your customers? How big is your market?
• Learn how to do demographic research using the library’s Reference USA database
• Ask the library’s Business Reference Specialist questions and see how to do advanced searches to get the data you need to succeed.

Where:
DeKalb Public Library
309 Oak St.
DeKalb, IL 60015

When:
Thursday, April 26th
9:30-11:00 am

There is limited seating! Register here now!

To view the full flyer, please click here.

Date posted: March 15, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on Register for Score’s Business Startup Workshop Series: Research Your Market

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their March 2018 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their Services and Activities Brochure for additional details.

Ex-Offender Workshop – Eliminating Barriers for Successful Employment
Is a criminal record keeping you from finding employment? Find easy-to-use tools and resources to help overcome many challenges faced by job seekers with a criminal record. Resources include:
– Job Searching Strategies
– Resume Development
– Interviewing Preparation
– Letters of Explanation

Location: Illinois Worknet Center – 650 B Peace Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Seating is limited.

Please contact Amanda O’Hare at
815-901-0177 ext.252 to schedule.

To view the flyer for workshop, please click here.

Career Resource Center
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/worknet
– Professional assistance available at no cost.
– Computer lab with internet for job search.
– Illinois Job Link– website that matches your unique skills with real local jobs.
– Resume and cover letter writing software and templates.
– Telephone, fax, and copier available.
– Accessibility equipment for individuals with physical, visual, and hearing impairments.
– Careercrusing.com-career exploration tool.
– Username: kishwaukee and Password: kougars.

Weekly Workshops
Resume: Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Job Search: Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Interviewing: Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM
www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/worknet

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Orientation
Orientations are scheduled weekly. Please inform the front desk of your interest in WIOA Services, or call (815)901-0177 ext. 250 to schedule an appointment.
WIOA orientation will provide the following:
– Registration and Career Assessment
– WIOA services and eligibility process
– List of Required Documentation needed
– Schedule an appointment for a Career Pathway Development Plan

Basic Computer Literacy Class
Note: February’s class offering is in English.
Location: Kishwaukee College (Room A-1350) 21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150
Dates: March 13, 20, & 27
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Classes are free but seating is limited.

For more information regarding the Basic Computer Literacy Classes, contact:

Mary Ann Kolls, Director, Workforce & Community Education
(815)825-9426
Mkolls@kish.edu

Illinois WorkNet Center
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
650 N. Peace Road (Suite B).
DeKalb, IL 60115

Date posted: March 6, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET MARCH 2018 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, have released their February 2018 Calendar of Services and Activities. Please see their Services and Activities Brochure for additional details.

Career Resource Center
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/worknet
– Professional assistance available at no cost.
– Computer lab with internet for job search.
– Illinois Job Link– website that matches your unique skills with real local jobs.
– Resume and cover letter writing software and templates.
– Telephone, fax, and copier available.
– Accessibility equipment for individuals with physical, visual, and hearing impairments.
– Careercrusing.com-career exploration tool.
– Username: kishwaukee and Password: kougars.

Weekly Workshops
Resume: Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Job Search: Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Interviewing: Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM
www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/worknet

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Orientation
Orientations are scheduled weekly. Please inform the front desk of your interest in WIOA Services, or call (815)901-0177 ext. 250 to schedule an appointment.
WIOA orientation will provide the following:
– Registration and Career Assessment
– WIOA services and eligibility process
– List of Required Documentation needed
– Schedule an appointment for a Career Pathway Development Plan

Basic Computer Literacy Class
Note: February’s class offering is in English.
Location: Kishwaukee College (Room A-1350) 21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150
Dates: February 13, 20, & 27
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Classes are free but seating is limited.

For more information regarding the Basic Computer Literacy Classes, contact:

Mary Ann Kolls, Director, Workforce & Community Education
(815)825-9426
Mkolls@kish.edu

Illinois WorkNet Center
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
650 N. Peace Road (Suite B).
DeKalb, IL 60115

Date posted: February 1, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET FEBRUARY 2018 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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Dear NIU Employer Partners:

Registration is now open for the Northern Illinois University Spring 2018 Internship & Job Fair and Education & Health Professions Job Fair, and we hope to see you at one or both of these events!

For the Spring 2018 fairs, we are excited about some format changes –

All-Majors Internship & Job Fair: You will be able to connect with NIU Huskies for internships and full-time positions on the same day with a one-day career fair format. The Internship & Job Fair will be open to undergraduates, graduating seniors, graduate students, alumni, and non-NIU candidates from all majors.

Education & Health Professions Job Fair: Our Educators’ Job Fair has been expanded to include health and wellness professions. For those employers having attended our Educators’ Job Fair in past years, we will be having an open session from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and have discontinued the afternoon session for scheduled interviews. The Education & Health Professions Job Fair is for employers seeking to fill education and health and wellness-related positions (part-time, internship, and full-time). This fair will be open to undergraduates, graduating seniors, graduate students, alumni, and non-NIU candidates.

Additional Career Fair Details

INTERNSHIP & JOB FAIR – Tuesday, February 20th – All Majors

Location: NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb, Illinois
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline: February 9, 2018
Registration Fees: Registration fees include 1 six-foot table for 2 attendees, parking, continental breakfast, and lunch:

  • Premier Premium Package (prime booth location on the upper level of the arena near candidate entrance): $975.00
  • Premium Package (located on the back half of the upper level of the arena): $775.00
  • Standard Package (located on the lower level of the arena): $575.00
  • Non-Profit Package: $325.00
  • NIU Departments Only: No charge
  • Extra Attendees: $25 per recruiter
  • Electricity: $25
  • Additional Table: $250 – Employers bringing more than 4 recruiters must purchase a second table. The additional table fee includes the fee for 2 additional attendees.

EDUCATION & HEALTH PROFESSIONS JOB FAIR – Education and Health and Wellness-Related Positions (Internship, Part-Time, and Full-Time)

Date: Monday, February 26th
Location: NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb, Illinois
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2018
Registration Fee:

  • $200 – includes 2 recruiters, one 6-foot table, parking, and breakfast (lunch will not be served)
  • Extra Attendees: $25 per recruiter
  • Electricity: $25
  • Additional Table: $150 – Employers bringing more than 4 recruiters must purchase a second table. The additional table fee includes the fee for 2 additional recruiters.

ONLINE FAIR REGISTRATION LINKS:
Current NIU Employer Partners: Log in to Huskies Get Hired (expedited registration)
New Employers to NIU: Log in to Huskies Get Hired to sign up and register for fairs

PLEASE NOTE: After completing the registration form you must click SUBMIT and then continue to the next page. On the next page you must click the CONFIRM button to finalize your registration! If you do not receive an invoice and email confirmation of your registration, please contact us immediately at careerservices@niu.edu to confirm receipt of your registration request.

Visit www.careerfairs.niu.edu for additional fair information.

On behalf of the staff at NIU Career Services, thank you for your commitment to hiring Huskies! Please email us if we can assist with your recruitment goals in any way.

Best regards,

Cathy Doederlein and Diane Hart
Career Services
Northern Illinois University
Division of Academic Affairs
careerservices@niu.edu

To view the full flyer for these events, please click here.

Date posted: January 18, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on NIU Employer Fair Registration is Now OPEN!

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