Resume help, interviewing skill tips and educational information available at free workshop at Tusculum College on July 30
On Thursday, July 30, Tusculum College will be sponsoring a free educational program for displaced workers as part of the Office of Institutional Advancement’s Corporate Initiative Program. The overall program will include five sessions that address topics such as resume development, interviewing skills, basic skills and higher education programs and financial aid.
The program, “Exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. Take Charge of Your Change,” is designed by the College to specifically assist those who are in the job market because of the economic downturn and local employer layoffs.
Sponsored by Tusculum College’s Office of Institutional Advancement, the program is designed for those who are in the job market and need assistance in making themselves more marketable, either through continued education, by improving their interview skills or by learning about what assistance programs are available to improve their skill sets.
According to Susan Vance ‘91, interim vice president of institutional advancement, “Through our Corporate Initiative Program we identified an immediate need in the community and put this program together as our effort to address some of the issues of local and regional displaced workers.”
The program will be held 8 - 11 a.m. at the Thomas J. Garland Library on the Tusculum College campus and will include a variety of informational sessions that range from interview skills to information on financial aid for continuing education. Other offerings will include writing effective resumes, tips on searching for a job and an overview of opportunities through adult education and advanced degree programs.
Workshop sessions include:
- “Stretching Your Dollars - Financial Tips in Tough Economic Times,” which will focus on the top 10 ways to shrink a budget, the seven deadly money mistakes and where to turn for financial advice;
- “Basic Skills 9-1-1,” which will focus on a basic skills exam in reading and math, Test for Adult Basic Education score sheet basic skills summaries and learning about workforce investment opportunities;
- “Exactly How to Pay for College,” which will focus on how to apply for financial aid (participants need to bring 2008 federal taxes and W-2 forms), the types of financial aid available and understanding of the financial aid process;
- “Applications and Resumes,” which will cover applications, resumes, selecting references and job search strategies; “Interviewing - A How to,” which will cover knowing your company, what not to wear and the interview process, and
- “Picking the Exact Fit for Your College Career,” which covers factors to consider in choosing a school, admission requirements and college expense and financial aid.
Anyone interested in participating or requiring more information should contact Kim Kidwell ‘99 at 423-636-7303 to make a reservation. Participants may attend any or all of the sessions.