Workshops and Classes
Looking to update your resume?
Need some pointers on how to master an interview?
From job-related training like interviewing, resume writing and improving computer skills, to career specific training opportunities, our Detroit at Work Career Centers have workshops for everyone.
Once you have found a workshop that interests you, please click the links at the foot of the page to see the schedule for the location closest to you.
Introduction to Services
Brief introduction to Center’s services for first-time customers and their enrollment with the system. Walk-in customers welcome. First come, first served. Seating is limited. Proof of age, residence and authorization to work in the U.S. required. MI State ID and SS Card are the preferred documents (please see sidebar for other acceptable documents).
Email and Attachments
Learn how to set up a free email account and how to prepare and send an email. You will also learn how to attach and send files electronically, like a resume and cover letter, so you don’t miss out on job opportunities.
Tired of sending your resumes and getting no response? Learn how to create a resume that provides accurate and needed information in a recognized format. Hands-on staff assistance and computer resources provided.
Job Retention Essentials
Finding a job is the first step. Keeping that job and advancing are the next steps. Learn what employers want from employees and strategies for improving your employment status. Understand how to apply these strategies to your current or future job.
Career Cruising: Guided online, interactive assessment to identify the career that matches your interests and skills. General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN): online test assesses English and Math skills. You will be provided with personalized feedback to help you understand – and apply – the results to your future plans.
*Note: You must have completed an orientation session and be active with one of our Detroit centers prior to participating in this workshop. Please arrive 15 mins prior to assessment time.
Avoid pitfalls and feel comfortable navigating job boards and company websites when applying for jobs electronically. Participants must have an email address and a resume in electronic format.
Series of tips to improve your skills during interviews. Learn techniques that will turn your natural nervousness into confidence. You only have one chance to make a good first impression! A good resume gets you in the door, but a successful interview will get you the job.
FCA Behavioral Skills
Review the types of behavioral questions often included in online assessments and how to prepare for them.
Fundamentals of using the computer, including Microsoft Word and internet basics.
Work Keys (Appointment Only)
Assessments measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. Successful completers can earn a National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC). Testing is done by appointment ONLY.
Individual Career Advisement
Meet individually with a career advisor to discuss employment goals and potential training options, your next steps, and to review your resume for potential updates and quality improvement. Customers are asked to bring their resume. Orientation is required for customers to register for career advisement services.
Partnering employers recruit for specific job openings. Open to walk-in, first-time customers as well as registered customers. Seating is limited. Proof of age, residence and authorization to work in the U.S. required. MI State ID and SS Card are the preferred documents.
Check schedules below for your local Detroit at Work career center to find a workshop time that is convenient for you.
Career Center – Conner
Career Center – Meyers
Career Center – Michigan Ave
Career Center – E. Seven Mile
Career Center – W. McNichols*
Career Center – West Warren*
Career Center – Collingwood*
Career Center – Bagley*
* Some locations will open in November 2019