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COMPUTER SKILLS SUCCESS WORKSHOPS

Basic Computers 101

This workshop is designed to introduce customers who have little or no experience/skills to computers.

Topics include:

  • Basic overview of computer terms/equipment/features
  • Power up and shut down processes
  • Getting comfortable with the mouse, keyboard, desktop and tower

Click here to register for Basic Computers 101

Basic Computers 102
This workshop is designed to introduce customers who have little or no experience/skills to the Internet.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to job search websites such as KANSASWORKS.com
  • Establishing Gmail accounts
  • Features and benefits of having a Google account
  • Uploading and downloading documents

Click here to register for Basic Computers 102

Getting the Most From Google
A hands on discussion of the benefits of creating and using a Google account. Basic computer skills are needed for this workshop.

Topics include:

  • Creating a Gmail account
  • Google Voice
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Docs & Google Sheets
  • Google Drive

Click here to register for Getting the Most from Google

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013
This workshop is designed to help customers learn the fundamentals of the Microsoft Word 2010 program. Basic computer skills are needed for this workshop.

Topics include:

  • Understanding how tools and buttons are organized
  • Opening and saving documents
  • Creating and formatting a document
  • Using the copy and paste feature

Click here to register for Introduction to Word 2013

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2013
This workshop is a more in-depth look at the power of Microsoft Word 2010 and how to apply it in a business setting. Students will need to be comfortable operating a computer and have a general knowledge of Microsoft Word 2010 for this workshop. Topics include:

  • Managing cover pages, clip art, shapes and pictures
  • Building simple tables / managing headers and footers
  • Understanding the page layout and review functions

Click here to register for Intermediate Word 2013

Advanced Microsoft Word 2013
This workshop is focused on managing large, complex documents. Students will need to be extremely comfortable with Microsoft Word 2010 for this workshop.

Topics include:

  • Understanding and using references, table of contents, and mailing functions
  • Reviewing, combining and comparing documents
  • Securing a document and applying digital signatures

Click here to register for Advanced Word 2013

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013
This workshop is designed to help customers learn the fundamentals of the Microsoft Excel 2013 program. Basic computer skills are needed for this workshop.

Topics include:

  • Understanding how tools and buttons are organized
  • Learning to build and control tables
  • Formatting tables and cells
  • Using the copy and paste feature

Click here to register for Introduction to Excel 2013

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013
This workshop is a more in-depth look at the power of Microsoft Excel 2013 and how to apply it in a business setting. Students will need to be comfortable operating a computer and have a general knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2013 for this workshop.

Topics include:

  • Creating / using charts and graphs
  • Building complex formulas
  • Linking information between worksheets

Click here to register for Intermediate Excel 2013

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013
This workshop is designed to help customers gain a solid understanding of the more powerful features and functions in Excel.

Topics include:

  • Working with macros and customization
  • Adding pictures and shapes to a workshop
  • Creating charts
  • Using advanced formulas

Click here to register for Advanced Excel 2013

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
This workshop is designed to familiarize customers with most aspects of this powerful presentation software.  Completion of Introduction and Intermediate MS Word 2010 required prior to attending.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the key buttons, tools and operations of the program
  • Learning how to create and show your own presentation
  • How to spice up your presentation with motion, sound and pictures

Click here to register for PowerPoint 2010

Skills Study Lab
Dedicated room with workshop facilitators available to customers who have attended a workshop for additional assistance to implement what they learned.

  • Dedicated time to practice computer skills
  • Assistance creating, updating and formatting resumes
  • Instructor on hand to answer questions and provide further explanation on workshop concepts

Click here to register for Skills Study Lab

 

JOB SEARCH SUCCESS WORKSHOPS

Attitude Determines Altitude
This workshop discusses the tools needed to build and develop soft skills to be successful in the workplace and in life.

Topics include:

  • Motivation to set goals and have success every day
  • Keeping a positive attitude and learning to overcome failure
  • Customer service skills
  • Problem solving and overcoming conflict
  • Making yourself an expert in your field to create value in your experience

Click here to register for Attitude Determines Altitude

Interview Success
This workshop prepares you for today's interview world by teaching you every aspect of the employment interview process.

Topics include:

  • Appropriate interview appearance
  • Understanding the interview process
  • How to answer tough interview questions
  • Interview preparations & research

Click here to register for Interview Success

Job Fair Preparation

Want to know how to better prepare for job fairs? This workshop will simulate a job fair and provide examples on how to make lasting positive impressions with employers:

  • Proper introduction to employers
  • Appropriate items to bring
  • Suitable attire

Click here to register for Job Fair Preparation

The Fundamentals of Resume Writing and Interviewing
This workshop prepares today's job seeker by teaching aspects of both the resume writing process and interviewing success. It is designed to help customers organize their experience and skills to begin creating a professional resume, and prepare customers for today's interview world by teaching every aspect of the employment interview process.

Topics include:

  • Organizing work history and experience
  • Proper resume formatting
  • Transferable skills
  • Common resume mistakes to avoid
  • How to answer tough interview questions
  • Interview preparations and research
  • Appropriate interview appearance
  • Understanding the interview process

Click here to register for The Fundamentals of Resume Writing and Interviewing

LinkedIn & Networking
*Requires basic computer skills
This workshop discusses how to use LinkedIn for networking and to enhance your job search.

Topics include:

  • Creating a LinkedIn account
  • Group vs. Company pages
  • Enhancing your profile and networking
  • Have your headshot taken onsite

Click here to register for LinkedIn/Networking

Social Media & Networking
*Requires basic computer skills
This seminar discusses how utilizing different social media sites can enhance your job search and enable you to network.

Topics include:

  • Connecting / networking
  • Social media sites, etiquette, and statistics
  • Creating a LinkedIn account

Click here to register for Social Media

Creating An Elevator Pitch
This workshop discusses how branding yourself with an impactful elevator pitch can enhance your networking skills.

Topics include:

  • Personal Branding
  • How to approach an employer
  • Targeting the skills for the right job
  • Tips for pitching your value to the employer

Click here to register for Elevator Pitch

Generations In the Workplace
This seminar discusses how different generations think, learn, and work; giving the job seeker insight into bridging the generation gap.

Topics include:

  • Common interests between generations
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Defining the generations
  • Tips to interacting with someone of a different generation

Click here to register for Generations In the Workplace

QUICK CONNECT

DCF Orientations
The DCF Quick Connect orientation sessions are designed to connect job seekers with services available through the Workforce Center and community partner resources. These orientations focus on relevant and crucial information to fast-track job seekers into sustainable employment.

Cowley Workforce Center
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Butler Workforce Center
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Wichita Workforce Center
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Sumner Workforce Center
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OSHA Quick Connect - Wichita Workforce Center: Click to register

OSHA Training - "Know Your Rights" (English/Spanish):

IMPORTANT - All attendees must complete the Workforce Center registration process prior to signing up for the desired workshop; this includes creating a KANSASWORKS “Plus Account”. Please contact the Workforce Center at 316.771.6800(316) 771-6800 or in person at 2021 N. Amidon, Suite 1100 for additional information.