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The LifeWORKS Career Center

 Napa County Library offers LifeWORKS Career Center, a satellite site of WORKFORCE NAPA, the County’s premier career resource center in partnership with the Napa Valley Adult School. Master the strategies, tools and skills that will get you the job or the career you desire.

 

Career Academy Calendars - July & August, September, October, November; and brochure

 

To register for our free workshops, please click the registration button registration

 

Employability Skills (Series 1) (flyer) - classes limited to 20 participants

Location: Napa County Library (580 Coombs Street, Napa)

  • Self Management Skills   Mondays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm     registration
  • Sept 8 (Tue); Oct 5; Nov 2
     

This workshop is for individuals who want to understand how to create positive self talk, good attitudes, manage emotions and set realistic goals.  By the end of this workshop, participants will have begun creating a written journal that they use throughout the series.  The students will also learn about community resources that are available to help them secure stability.  FREE

 

  • Communication Skills   Tuesdays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm     registration
  • Sept 9 (Wed); Oct 6; Nov 3

This workshop is for individuals who want to learn how to be a better listener, how to cope with difficult situations, and how to demonstrate good body language.  This workshop will discuss the importance of verbal and non-verbal body language, and discuss empathy.  Participants will be asked to share experiences.  FREE

 

  • Interpersonal Skills   Wednesdays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm     registration
  • Sept 10 (Thu); Oct 7; Nov 4

This workshop is for individuals who want to learn how to work with others on a team and how to value diversity in the workplace.  This workshop will also investigate personal style, teach time management skills, customer service skills and show how these skills are important in life and valued in the workplace. Participants will be asked to share experiences.  FREE

 

  • Workforce Preparation Skills   Thursdays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm     registration
  • Sept 11 (Fri); Oct 8, Nov 5

This workshop is for individuals who want to learn how to develop a good work ethic, understand what employers want in a job seeker, how to replace non-useful habits with professionally minded ones.  Participants will be asked to demonstrate skills learned throughout the series and be willing to share.  FREE

 

 

Career Classes (Series 2) (flyer) - classes limited to 15 participants

Location: Napa County Library (580 Coombs Street, Napa)

  • Job Exploration & Job Applications   Mondays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm     registration
  • Sept 14; Oct 12; Nov 9

This workshop is for individuals who want to understand the scope of finding a job and one that will build a career.  This workshop will cover the basics of finding a job and define careers in today's market.  It will also include a self assessment.  By the end of this workshop, participants will have created a job to career plan with a clear focus on what the next steps need to be.  How to fill out job applications will also be covered.  FREE

 

  • Intro. to Resume Writing & Cover Letters  Tuesdays & Wednesdays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm  registration
  • July 20 & 21 (Wed & Thu); August 10 & 11 (Wed & Thu); Sept 15 & 16; Oct 13 & 14; Nov 10 & 12 (Thu)

This workshop is for individuals who want to create a job resume.  This workshop will discuss the different types of resumes and will also cover the steps in writing an effective resume.  They include objectives, skills, personal qualifications, work experiences, education, references, unusual situations, awards and personal affiliations, and formatting.  By the end of this workshop, participants will have completed the outline for an effective resume.  FREE  Recommended time: 8 hours  (2 modules; 4 hours each)

 

  • Workplace Skills   Thursdays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm     registration
  • Sept 17; Oct 15; Nov 13 (Fri)

This workshop is for individuals who want to learn to effective soft skills for finding employment as well as learning steps in building self-confidence.  Soft skills include problem solving and critical thinking as well as understanding positive work ethics, attitude and good customer service.  By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to communicate six important soft skills in gaining employment and have completed (either written or verbally) two real life scenarios using problem solving and critical thinking skills.  FREE  Recommended time: 4 hours

 

  • Interviewing Skills   Part One - Mondays; Part Two - Tuesdays  8:30 - 11:30 am   registration
  • Sept 21 & 22; Oct 19 & 20; Nov 16 & 17

This workshop is for individuals who want to learn interviewing skills.  This workshop will include topics such as appropriate dress, asking effective questions, listening skills, and non-verbal cues in the interview process.  By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to demonstrate at least five important interviewing skills.  In addition, participants will be encouraged to participate in a mock interview process on Tuesday.  FREE  Recommended time: 6 hours (2 modules; Part One - 3 hours, Part Two - 3 hours)

 

  • Networking and Skills Upgrade   Wednesdays   8:30 - 11:30 am     registration
  • Sept 23; Oct 21; Nov 18

This workshop is for individuals who want to learn effective ways to market themselves as well as learn about other available programs for skills upgrade.  This workshop will cover relationship building, volunteer opportunities, internships and computer based networking sites such as LinkedIn.  By the end of this workshop, participants will have created an individual marketing plan to use.  FREE  Recommended time: 3 hours

 

  • Job Retention   Thursdays   8:30 am - 12:30 pm     registration
  • Sept 24; Oct 22; Nov 19

This workshop is for individuals who want to learn about how to retain a job, get promotions and secure a solid career for themselves.  This workshop will include topics such as child care options, skills up-grade, budgeting, and attitudes towards work relate issues.  By the end of this workshop, participants will have completed solutions to three work related job scenarios and have a packet of information to help them with future job retention issues.  FREE  Recommended time: 4 hours

 

Tools for Employment & Extra Help (Series 3) (flyer) - classes limited to 15 participants

Location: Napa County Library (580 Coombs Street, Napa)

  • Job Club/Computer Assistance   Fridays   3:30 - 5:00 pm     registration
  • Sept 18, 25; Oct 9, 16, 23; Nov 6, 13, 20

Students will report back on job search in a positive and supportive environment.  They will discuss challenges and strategies for overcoming these challenges.  FREE

 

  • Resume Assistance  Thursdays   8:30 - 11:30 am   registration
  • July 22 (Wed), 23; August 12 (Wed), 13; Sept 17, 24; Oct 15, 22; Nov 12, 19

​Need help with your resume and cover letter?  Create your profile and presence on social media.  Use the computer as a tool for your job search.  FREE

 
 
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