The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, has released their Novemebr 2018 Calendar of Services and Activities! To view the brochure, please click here.

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.
November 7, 2018 How to Land a Holiday Job
November 14, 2018 How to Answer Tough Interview Questions
November 21, 2018 Why a Career Change Might Make You Happier
November 28, 2018 How to Reduce On The Job Stress

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 November class offering is in English
Location: Kishwaukee College (Room A-1350) 21193 Malta Road,
Malta, IL 60150
Dates: November 06, 13 & 20
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: November 5, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET NOVEMBER 2018 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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The Illinois workNet Center, with Kishwaukee College, has released their October 2018 Calendar of Services and Activities! To view the brochure, please click here.

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.
October 3, 2018 5 Steps to Create & Maintain a Healthy Work Space
October 10, 2018 5 Tips for Finding a Better Work Life Balance
October 17, 2018 7 Why a Career Change Might make You Happier
October 24, 2018 4 3 Ways to Recharge at Work When You Can’t Take a Vacation
October 31, 2018 How to Manage Stress in the Workplace

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: October 16, 23 & 30
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: October 8, 2018 | Author: | Comments Off on IL WORKNET OCTOBER 2018 SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

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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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