News Articles from December 2009
Mark Your Calendars for Ephrata Outreach
Lititz: On January 13, 2010 from 6-8 p.m., the office of Senator Mike Brubaker will be presenting an informational seminar called, "Employ Your Time: Coping with Unemployment", at the Ephrata Recreation Center, 130 South Academy Drive in Ephrata. There is no fee but a reservation to 717-627-0036 by January 8 is requested.
Senator Brubaker will be bringing information on state programs from representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the PA CareerLink, and various other agencies that may help you through these challenging times. If you're looking for work, or if you have recently been laid-off, then you do not want to miss out on this informational presentation.
At the same time, the Ephrata Recreation Center will be rolling out a new program called Project Work-Out that is directed toward the physical and mental health of persons in the community who are working their way through unemployment. Click here for more information
Toys For Tots Drive a Great Success!
Lancaster: Norman Brower Jr., Veterans' Representative, organized this year's successful Toys For Tots drive at the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County. Norm has been an active participant for over 10 years. This year, he helped to get the PA CareerLink involved, making toy drop boxes available and created a data base to help keep track of all the families that were in need of toys. Each child received two toys.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve relies heavily on individuals to volunteer their time and energy to make it a successful program.
Thanks to Norm, and other great volunteers, over 30,000 children from Lancaster County had a very merry Christmas.
New CNC Training Starts in January
Lancaster: Manufacturing is making a strong comeback in the economic recovery. In anticipation of the need for operators of various Computer Numberical Control (CNC) machines, the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County and the Berks County Workforce Investment Board in conjunction with the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center will be starting a new CNC training class for operators in early 2010.
Over 70 companies have been targeted that utilize the expertise of these types of candidates and a partnership has been developed with many of them to help place these highly skilled individuals to make this a prosperous New Year. The class will be a combination of a virtual online classroom (e-learning), coupled with hands-on training at the Mount Joy campus of the LCCTC. The students upon completion of the 125 hour course will receive a NIMS 1 and OSHA training certificate, which will be instrumental in placing them in this fast growing field.
For more information, please contact the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County at 717-299-7631. Class sizes are limited, so please call today!
Interviewing 101 Starts in January
Lancaster: Beginning on January 15, 2010, PA CareerLink of Lancaster County will begin a new interactive training course will help you answer key interviewing questions that could help you land that once in a lifetime job. The new course is Interviewing 101. Classes will continue every Tuesday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm thereafter. Classes are limited to 20 individuals, so call today to learn how to close the deal. Click here for a downloadable brochure.
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