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CT Department of Labor offering job-related workshops in Danbury

The Connecticut Department of Labor is offering a number of job-related workshops next month in Danbury.  The Department of Labor is partnering with the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board for workshops to help Danbury area residents in their job search. 


The events are being held at Danbury Library and the Danbury American Job Center on Main Street, which is part of the Naugatuck Valley Community College campus. 


A networking group will be held on two mornings,  Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative orientation will be held and there will also be a health and life science career orientation session.  Veteran representatives will be on site to meet with people as well.  Sessions on interviewing techniques, resume basics and other employment services are scheduled during August.


Networking Group: Learn firsthand about the benefits of networking within a local group of jobseekers – and beyond. This event will expand your job search to new levels – consistent with today’s job market.   
August 4 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
August 18 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)


WIA Information Session: Participants will review the process and eligibility requirements to receive funding for training through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
August 4 (1 – 4 p.m.)
August 18 (1 – 4 p.m.)


CAMI (Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative) Orientation – This is a one hour review of the NVCC Advanced Manufacturing Facility and Program.  
August 10 (9 – 10 a.m.)

Health and Life Science Career Orientation: Review Health/Life Sciences programs at area Community Colleges.   
August 27 (1 – 2:30 p.m.)

H1B Technical Skills Training Orientation:  Review the eligibility requirements and potential opportunities for mid-level skills training in Information Technology (IT), Health Care (IT), and Advanced Manufacturing.  This session may be of particular interest to long term unemployed jobseekers with some college credits.
August 13 (1 – 2 p.m.)


Veterans’ Representative on-site: Connecticut Department of Labor Veterans’ Representative Ron Agard is available, by appointment, to meet with customers. For a pre-scheduled appointment, please email: or call (203) 437-3294.
Appointments available: August 5, 12, 19, 26  

Interviewing Techniques: In this workshop, you will increase your understanding of the interview process and address challenging questions.
August 21 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

LinkedIn: Participants will create a profile on a professional networking website. Learn the advantages of a digital presence in today’s job market. Attendees must have a valid email address.
August 7 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Résumé Basics: Learn about important résumé sections, formatting, and the pros and cons of different styles.
August 14 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

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Todd Schnitt

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