Corporate Services

Workforce Development

Contact Information Location
Konley Kelley
Assistant Dean, Corporate Services
Phone: 214-360-1222
E-mail: kkelley@dcccd.edu
Richland College Garland Campus
675 W. Walnut
Garland, Texas 75040

Road to Attaining Job Search Skills

Preview:

  • Video: Short video clips are included in courseware demo only.
  • CoursewareDemo

In today’s uncertain economy, downsizing staff while upsizing services, having a road-map that provides a plan for success is essential to your business and personnel well-being.

Innovative, award-winning education pioneers present this new series, delivered via distance learning, that allows participants to access CD-ROM-based educational modules and complete work in a self-paced mode with the convenience of their own computers.

CD-ROM based 40-hour instruction encompassing:

  • Self Skill Assessment
  • Resume Preparation
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Financial Planning
  • Stress Management

A Dallas TeleLearning and Richland College Production
Preparing Students and Staff to Meet Job Search Goals!

Enrollments at community colleges are at an all time high.
Over the next decade enrollment is expected to increase 14-percent, of which 80-percent will be minorities.  Most administrations would applaud enrollment increases but not in this day and age -- WHY? Because 43 states are facing substantial revenue crises and most others are slashing their budgets.

Uncertain economic times have created a sluggish national economy,leaving many states reeling.
Data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures shows these states are operating in the red - as much as $85-billion. Though most set aside tax revenue for higher education, less money will be available for educational services.

Your Road to successfull Workforce Development

...has been paved by the development of this unique user-friendly series which helps the unemployed (and under-employed) identify appropriate skills for appropriate jobs.

These CD-ROM-based educational modules deliver 40-hours of self-paced instruction for skill assessment, resume preparation and interview techniques. Each module is independent of each other and has expected goals for completion. 

All instruction and course materials are developed by instructional development
professionals who take into account the design and style most comfortable for workers, no matter what their background or experience for easy, user-friendly success.  Participants are provided with both print and streaming video visuals for step-by-step assessment, preparation, submission and encouragement -- including printer-friendly pages and cited URL resource links.

We invite you to review the enclosed PREVIEW CD for a sample topic that can help prepare your institution’s students and employees for what the future may bring.

The Crucial and Timely Topics (on 4 CDS) Include:

Module 1: Self-Skill Assessment and Resume Preparation (16-hours)

  • identifies skills that comprise a “GOOD” resume and includes samples
  • illustrates the various resume components and provides options for submission
  • lists the "Top 10" in-demand job skills
  • helps individual select self-management skills and make them into transferable skills
  • provides "power words" to use in resume writing, along with self-test answers to questions about preparing a resume

Module 2: Interviewing Skills (8-hours)

  • objectives enable prospects to identify and perform steps needed to prepare for an interview
  • assists in developing answers for common interview questions, including what’s illegal for prospective employers to ask, along with what questions to put on your own list
  • identifies interview styles used by employers
  • provides the means to understand how to negotiate salary, to "close" the interview and follow-up

Module 3: Financial Planning (8-hours)

  • identifies income and (ways to decrease) expenses for developing a financial budget
  • identifies the unemployment filing process, credit reports and sources for financial assistance

Module 4: Stress Management (8-hours)

  • explains how to recognize symptoms and identify causes of stress (and ways to reduce stress)
  • assists in developing a game plan to build self-esteem
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