Here are some events happening near you:
1. Social Development Commission sponsors free GED classes.
Interested in earning your GED? Contact the Social Development Commission for free classes. To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a Wisconsin resident for at least 10 days.
- Be at least 18.5 years old
- Complete application form and pay a testing and credential fee.
Click here for information or call the commission at (414) 906-2700 for more information.
2. Check out your local library.
Did you know that the Milwaukee Public Library offers drop-in job help? You can receive assistance in getting an email address, resume writing and filling out online applications. There are several libraries offering this service. Click here for an extensive list.
Atkinson: 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays
East: 2320 N. Cramer St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays
Mitchell Street: 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, (Bilingual trainer available.)
Center Street: 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays
Central Library Education and Outreach: (414) 286-3076
3. Maximus job fair Thursday at Community Advocates.
Maximus is offering a job fair from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 9 at Community Advocates, 728 N. James Lovell St.
Dress professionally and have resumes on hand for on-the-spot interviews. Positions include, but are not limited to, customer service, hospitality, education, warehouse work and more.
This location is accessible through the Milwaukee County Transit System. Bus routes 30 and 30x service this area. If you need transit schedules, you may find them here.
For free resume assistance, click here.
4. MATC expands its Promise program to adults over 24.
Are you looking for a fresh start or a career change in 2020? Do you have college credits but didn’t complete your requirements? Would you like to receive support to help you complete a top 50 in demand career diploma or degree? Does your household make less than $56,000 annually? Have you been out of college for at least two years?
The MATC promise program may be for you. The purpose of the program is to give adults the opportunity to start or finish a degree or diploma program at virtually no cost to them. The program requires enrollment in certain in demand fields.
Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 8.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call MATC at (414) 297-6668.
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