Job Readiness

Job Readiness
HTML 5

HTML 5

Learn the latest HTML standard (HTML 5) and how to engage its enhanced capability to deliver multimedia, graphics and other rich content in the creation of Web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: S. Dodge Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and any previous version of HTML. A significant amount of typing is required!
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Get a basic, hands-on overview of the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) programming language and discover its capacity to produce dynamic web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and HTML Basics. A significant amount of typing is required! You will learn to:
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Internet Job Seeking 101

Learn to use online job boards and job search engines to find the right job for you. Discover where you can build your résumé online. Learn the steps to an effective job search and the organizational tools to help you stay on top of your job-seeking process. Seats are filled on a first-come, space available basis. Instructor: N. Shiner Computer Lab, Rm. 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. The ability to execute the skills learned in PC Basics, Web I Basics and Email Basics. Class Objectives:
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Legal Protections for Pregnant Workers

Do you know what rights pregnant workers have in DC?  Do you believe your rights are being violated on the job?  As part of the DC Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, Teresa Rainey from the DC Office of Human Rights will discuss the new Protecting Pregnant Worker Fairness Act, including pregnant workers’ rights to reasonable accommodations in the workplace and how to file complaints with OHR if the law is violated.  For more information, please contact Maya Sheppard at (202) 269-5102.
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Credit Reports

Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports?  Is an employer asking for your credit report during the job application process?
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Ban the Box - Fair Criminal Records Screening Act

Are you a jobseeker with questions about criminal records?  Do you believe that your criminal record is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? 
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Breaking Barriers to Employment: Student Loans

Need help navigating the world of student loans and choosing a school you can afford?   Did your school close down, leaving you with student debt and no degree?  Do you think you might be a victim of fraud by the school you attended? 

Legal Protections for Pregnant Workers

Do you know what rights pregnant workers have in DC?  At this workshop, Teresa Rainey from the DC Office of Human Rights will discuss the new Protecting Pregnant Worker Fairness Act, including pregnant workers' rights to reasonable accommodations in the workplace and how to file complaints with OHR if the law is violated.  This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Neighborhood Legal Services Program.

Know Your Rights in the Workplace

Whether you are looking for a job or currently have one, legal issues can often arise in the workplace, and it is important to know what your rights are. This presentation will summarize the laws that govern the workplace, particularly in Washington, D.C.  After the presentation, you can ask questions and get basic information on workplace laws.  With Andrew Hass from DC Employment Justice Center. This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with Neighborhood Legal Services Program.

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