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Client Profiles

  Della Della Della was laid off from her previous job as a Production Manager for a publishing company in late 2012. She was having difficulty finding full time employment and sought the services of the job search team at the Smart Center. She asked for help with her resume and attended the Smart networking job seeker workshops. These workshops cover topics such as Networking for Success and Staying Motivated in your Job Search. She also studied and passed the Smart sponsored National Workforce Readiness Credential course. She was very open to participating in any skills development classes that would make her more marketable to employers. After help from Smart in further assessing her transferable skills as well as possible skills gaps, she requested sponsorship from Smart to attend Shasta College for Administrative Office Assistant. Della completed the courses in one year and received straight As. She took classes in areas such Excel, Outlook, 10-Key, Keyboarding and Business English. To supplement her training, she also took a Quickbooks class through the Shasta Builders Exchange. After completing school, Della interviewed with an engineering firm who were looking for a Front Office Assistant. She was subsequently hired and is very happy with her position. With her completion of skills upgrades, and assistance from the Smart Center to attend vocational training at Shasta College, she was able to take the next step along her career path and return to the workforce. Your donation can help people like Della get back to work and support their families.
Alyssa Alyssa Alyssa had come into to the Youth Program in the summer of 2010 as part of Smart’s Media Project team. Although the team did not officially designate a project leader, it did not take long for Smart staff to notice that Alyssa is a natural leader. With strong communication and organizational skills, she helped lead the team in producing and narrating a successful video documentary of 2010’s Summer Youth Program. As the Media Project concluded, Alyssa was enrolled in to Smart’s year-round Youth Program. There, she went on to work for a local heating and air conditioning business as a paid intern through Smart’s work experience program. As expected, Alyssa garnered rave reviews from her supervisors and was not only hired permanently but also stayed with the company for several years. All the while, Alyssa was also focused on furthering her education, taking on the task of simultaneously working and going to college. As a student at Shasta Community College, she worked diligently and stayed focused. And after completing required general education and transfer courses, Alyssa transferred to Simpson University and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Alyssa is currently working as a case manager for a non-profit homecare services company in Redding.
   

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  • Become Computer Savvy & Learn Email Etiquette

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  • Become Computer Savvy & Learn Email Etiquette

    Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

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    1ST ANNUAL NVEAC MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MIXER

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    The North Valley Employer Advisory Council invites members to an open house mixer!
    Enjoy great food and wine 
    Bring a new member and have your business entered into a drawing for a paid 2019 membership
    Raffles, prizes, & entertainment
    A fun night to meet fellow members and get to know your NVEAC Board of Directors.

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    Kelly's Pub & Wine Bar
    2155 Ste. C, Hilltop Drive
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    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Excel Workshop

    Intro to Microsoft Word

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Reddding, CA 96001

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    $ 0.00 Intro to Word

    Employment Law Update – Tips and Trends for 2019

    Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 -

    Time: 8:15am - 12:00pm

    Join us in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to discuss the important, and sometimes unexpected, implications of recent employment trends. We will explore need-to-know current legal matters, and provide analysis and commentary on:
    • EEOC regulations - wellness programs, EEO-1 reporting, LGBT protections and complaints, and handling other types administrative complaints.
    • Hire right - identifying systemic issues when vetting applicants.
    • Employee pay compliance - Fair Pay Act, minimum wage, and DOL regulations.
    • Leave me alone - retaliation claims based on leaves, discrimination, and harassment.
    • New legislation for 2019.
    • Significant employment case law.
    • Employment contracts.
    • Wage and hour developments.
    • Leave of absence rules.
    • Overtime regulations.
    • Rest periods, breaks, and lunch hours.
    • Federal and state reasonable accommodation issues.
    • Hiring a quality workforce; getting the right person.

    Location


    Sheraton Hotel
    820 Sundial Bridge Drive
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


  • 1ST ANNUAL NVEAC MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MIXER

    The North Valley Employer Advisory Council invites members to an open house mixer!

  • Become Computer Savvy & Learn Email Etiquette

    Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Computer Basics

    1ST ANNUAL NVEAC MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MIXER

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    The North Valley Employer Advisory Council invites members to an open house mixer!
    Enjoy great food and wine 
    Bring a new member and have your business entered into a drawing for a paid 2019 membership
    Raffles, prizes, & entertainment
    A fun night to meet fellow members and get to know your NVEAC Board of Directors.

    Location


    Kelly's Pub & Wine Bar
    2155 Ste. C, Hilltop Drive
    Redding, CA 96002

    Event Fees:


    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Excel Workshop

    Intro to Microsoft Word

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Reddding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Intro to Word

    Employment Law Update – Tips and Trends for 2019

    Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 -

    Time: 8:15am - 12:00pm

    Join us in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to discuss the important, and sometimes unexpected, implications of recent employment trends. We will explore need-to-know current legal matters, and provide analysis and commentary on:
    • EEOC regulations - wellness programs, EEO-1 reporting, LGBT protections and complaints, and handling other types administrative complaints.
    • Hire right - identifying systemic issues when vetting applicants.
    • Employee pay compliance - Fair Pay Act, minimum wage, and DOL regulations.
    • Leave me alone - retaliation claims based on leaves, discrimination, and harassment.
    • New legislation for 2019.
    • Significant employment case law.
    • Employment contracts.
    • Wage and hour developments.
    • Leave of absence rules.
    • Overtime regulations.
    • Rest periods, breaks, and lunch hours.
    • Federal and state reasonable accommodation issues.
    • Hiring a quality workforce; getting the right person.

    Location


    Sheraton Hotel
    820 Sundial Bridge Drive
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


  • Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning ...

  • Become Computer Savvy & Learn Email Etiquette

    Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Computer Basics

    1ST ANNUAL NVEAC MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MIXER

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    The North Valley Employer Advisory Council invites members to an open house mixer!
    Enjoy great food and wine 
    Bring a new member and have your business entered into a drawing for a paid 2019 membership
    Raffles, prizes, & entertainment
    A fun night to meet fellow members and get to know your NVEAC Board of Directors.

    Location


    Kelly's Pub & Wine Bar
    2155 Ste. C, Hilltop Drive
    Redding, CA 96002

    Event Fees:


    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Excel Workshop

    Intro to Microsoft Word

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Reddding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Intro to Word

    Employment Law Update – Tips and Trends for 2019

    Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 -

    Time: 8:15am - 12:00pm

    Join us in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to discuss the important, and sometimes unexpected, implications of recent employment trends. We will explore need-to-know current legal matters, and provide analysis and commentary on:
    • EEOC regulations - wellness programs, EEO-1 reporting, LGBT protections and complaints, and handling other types administrative complaints.
    • Hire right - identifying systemic issues when vetting applicants.
    • Employee pay compliance - Fair Pay Act, minimum wage, and DOL regulations.
    • Leave me alone - retaliation claims based on leaves, discrimination, and harassment.
    • New legislation for 2019.
    • Significant employment case law.
    • Employment contracts.
    • Wage and hour developments.
    • Leave of absence rules.
    • Overtime regulations.
    • Rest periods, breaks, and lunch hours.
    • Federal and state reasonable accommodation issues.
    • Hiring a quality workforce; getting the right person.

    Location


    Sheraton Hotel
    820 Sundial Bridge Drive
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


  • Intro to Microsoft Word

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills ...

  • Become Computer Savvy & Learn Email Etiquette

    Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Computer Basics

    1ST ANNUAL NVEAC MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MIXER

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    The North Valley Employer Advisory Council invites members to an open house mixer!
    Enjoy great food and wine 
    Bring a new member and have your business entered into a drawing for a paid 2019 membership
    Raffles, prizes, & entertainment
    A fun night to meet fellow members and get to know your NVEAC Board of Directors.

    Location


    Kelly's Pub & Wine Bar
    2155 Ste. C, Hilltop Drive
    Redding, CA 96002

    Event Fees:


    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Excel Workshop

    Intro to Microsoft Word

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Reddding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Intro to Word

    Employment Law Update – Tips and Trends for 2019

    Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 -

    Time: 8:15am - 12:00pm

    Join us in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to discuss the important, and sometimes unexpected, implications of recent employment trends. We will explore need-to-know current legal matters, and provide analysis and commentary on:
    • EEOC regulations - wellness programs, EEO-1 reporting, LGBT protections and complaints, and handling other types administrative complaints.
    • Hire right - identifying systemic issues when vetting applicants.
    • Employee pay compliance - Fair Pay Act, minimum wage, and DOL regulations.
    • Leave me alone - retaliation claims based on leaves, discrimination, and harassment.
    • New legislation for 2019.
    • Significant employment case law.
    • Employment contracts.
    • Wage and hour developments.
    • Leave of absence rules.
    • Overtime regulations.
    • Rest periods, breaks, and lunch hours.
    • Federal and state reasonable accommodation issues.
    • Hiring a quality workforce; getting the right person.

    Location


    Sheraton Hotel
    820 Sundial Bridge Drive
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


  • Employment Law Update – Tips and Trends for

    Join us in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to discuss the important, and ...

  • Become Computer Savvy & Learn Email Etiquette

    Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Topics include: Saving your documents, using an Internet browsing program, printing information from a website, navigating the Smart website, and using your email to upload a resume.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Computer Basics

    1ST ANNUAL NVEAC MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION MIXER

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    The North Valley Employer Advisory Council invites members to an open house mixer!
    Enjoy great food and wine 
    Bring a new member and have your business entered into a drawing for a paid 2019 membership
    Raffles, prizes, & entertainment
    A fun night to meet fellow members and get to know your NVEAC Board of Directors.

    Location


    Kelly's Pub & Wine Bar
    2155 Ste. C, Hilltop Drive
    Redding, CA 96002

    Event Fees:


    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Learn how to use Microsoft's electronic spreadsheet program in this beginning workshop. We will go over basic terminology, the ribbon, spreadsheet tools, navigating the spreadsheet, selecting cells and ranges, basic formulas, and entering data to create a simple spreadsheet. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Excel program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Excel Workshop

    Intro to Microsoft Word

    Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 -

    Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

    Expand your knowledge of the MS Word program in this basic skills workshop. Get a better understanding of how to use this common word processor, including:  understanding the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more. 
    Designed for those who have basic computer skills, but little to no experience with the Microsoft Word program.


    Location


    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Reddding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Intro to Word

    Employment Law Update – Tips and Trends for 2019

    Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 -

    Time: 8:15am - 12:00pm

    Join us in the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to discuss the important, and sometimes unexpected, implications of recent employment trends. We will explore need-to-know current legal matters, and provide analysis and commentary on:
    • EEOC regulations - wellness programs, EEO-1 reporting, LGBT protections and complaints, and handling other types administrative complaints.
    • Hire right - identifying systemic issues when vetting applicants.
    • Employee pay compliance - Fair Pay Act, minimum wage, and DOL regulations.
    • Leave me alone - retaliation claims based on leaves, discrimination, and harassment.
    • New legislation for 2019.
    • Significant employment case law.
    • Employment contracts.
    • Wage and hour developments.
    • Leave of absence rules.
    • Overtime regulations.
    • Rest periods, breaks, and lunch hours.
    • Federal and state reasonable accommodation issues.
    • Hiring a quality workforce; getting the right person.

    Location


    Sheraton Hotel
    820 Sundial Bridge Drive
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


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