College of the Redwoods and The Job Market are teaming up to help people who are seeking a new career find information about local employers’ hiring needs, training to help people acquire those skills and programs to help provide scholarships for the training.
The focus of the event is on trainings that last from two to six months and have local jobs available. Local employers are volunteering their time to share the skills they are looking for when they hire new employees.
Stop by the Wharfinger Building, at 1 Marina Way, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon to learn more. Ample free parking is available and fun raffle prizes will be given throughout the event.
Training information will be available for classes including certified medical assisting, business to business sales, bookkeeping, first time supervisor, maintenance technician, truck driving, certified phlebotomy technician, real estate agent, and the CR police academy. CR staff and instructors will be available to answer questions for people who are considering learning new skills for a new career.
Humboldt County has many organizations that help people re-train for new careers. Several of those, including the Department of Health and Human Services’ employment and training division and CalWORKs program, California Department of Rehabilitation, and California Employment Development Department will be available to explain their programs and help people understand how they may qualify for a training scholarship.
”This is an amazing opportunity for people to move in a new career direction. All the information they need is available in one place,” said Kathy Bierbaum-Cota, program coordinator at the Humboldt County employment and training division. People who have been considering changing careers will have the opportunity to explore many different options and potentially to start on the path to a new career.
More information is available at www.redwoods.edu, in the community education link or contact the CR Business Training Center at 707-269-4000 or The Job Market at 707-441-JOBS (5627) or toll free at 800-242-1353.