Huntington University faculty and staff have begun teaching free job search and career readiness workshops at the WorkOne Northeast career center at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, 2201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.
The arrangement is the first of its kind in the 11-county WorkOne Northeast system, where the workshops are typically taught by WorkOne staff.
“We are excited to partner with Huntington University in this effort,” said Edmond C. O’Neal III, president of Northeast Indiana Works, which oversees the region’s WorkOne centers. “To have an acclaimed education and community partner deliver the workshops is a win-win situation. Huntington University brings teaching expertise and community familiarity to the workshops. In turn, the community will have the opportunity to develop a closer relationship with a fine academic institution.”
Huntington University will be teaching 18 workshops. Among them: career exploration, computer basics, cover letters, interviewing with confidence, Microsoft Excel and Word, resume development, and secrets of job applications.
“Huntington University and Northeast Indiana Works share the goal of equipping individuals to find and succeed in a career. This is a wonderful opportunity to combine resources in a way that allows us to invest in the local community,” said Julie Goetz, Huntington University’s director of Graduate and Professional Programs.
People can find information about the workshops and a workshop calendar by visiting www.neinworks.org