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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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  • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn

    Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

  • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

    Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

    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

    Introduction to Microsoft Word

    Wednesday, Jul 11, 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
    Redding, CA 96001

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

    Introduction to Microsoft Excel

    Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    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 Microsoft Excel Workshop

    Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

    Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    This workshop will cover:

    • Tips for completing online job applications
    • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
    • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
    • Review of sample test questions
    • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

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      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Seat

      Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

      Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

      Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

      5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

      November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
      9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
      inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

      We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
      Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
      Questions? ...contact:
      Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
      or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

      Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

      Location


      Shasta District Fairgrounds

      , 96007

      Event Fees:


    • Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

    • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

      Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      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

      Introduction to Microsoft Word

      Wednesday, Jul 11, 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
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

      Introduction to Microsoft Excel

      Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

      Intro to Microsoft Excel

      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 Microsoft Excel Workshop

      Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

      Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

      This workshop will cover:

      • Tips for completing online job applications
      • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
      • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
      • Review of sample test questions
      • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

        Thumbnail Image

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Seat

        Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

        Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

        Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

        5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

        November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
        9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
        inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

        We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
        Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
        Questions? ...contact:
        Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
        or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

        Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

        Location


        Shasta District Fairgrounds

        , 96007

        Event Fees:


      • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

      • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

        Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        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

        Introduction to Microsoft Word

        Wednesday, Jul 11, 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
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

        Introduction to Microsoft Excel

        Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

        Intro to Microsoft Excel

        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 Microsoft Excel Workshop

        Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

        Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

        This workshop will cover:

        • Tips for completing online job applications
        • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
        • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
        • Review of sample test questions
        • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

          Thumbnail Image

          Location


          Smart Business Resource Center
          1201 Placer Street
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Seat

          Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

          Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

          Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

          5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

          November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
          9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
          inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

          We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
          Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
          Questions? ...contact:
          Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
          or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

          Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

          Location


          Shasta District Fairgrounds

          , 96007

          Event Fees:


        • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

          Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

          Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

          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

          Introduction to Microsoft Word

          Wednesday, Jul 11, 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
          Redding, CA 96001

          Event Fees:


          $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

          Introduction to Microsoft Excel

          Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

          Intro to Microsoft Excel

          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 Microsoft Excel Workshop

          Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

          Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

          Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

          This workshop will cover:

          • Tips for completing online job applications
          • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
          • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
          • Review of sample test questions
          • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

            Thumbnail Image

            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Seat

            Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

            Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
            9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
            inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

            We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
            Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
            Questions? ...contact:
            Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
            or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

            Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

            Location


            Shasta District Fairgrounds

            , 96007

            Event Fees:


          • Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at ...

          • Computer Basics - Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

            Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

            Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

            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

            Introduction to Microsoft Word

            Wednesday, Jul 11, 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
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Microsoft Word Workshop

            Introduction to Microsoft Excel

            Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

            Intro to Microsoft Excel

            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 Microsoft Excel Workshop

            Navigating the Digital Job Application Process & LinkedIn

            Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 -

            Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

            This workshop will cover:

            • Tips for completing online job applications
            • Overview of Applicant Tracking Systems
            • Tips for taking Situational Judgment Tests
            • Review of sample test questions
            • Setting up a LinkedIn Account to Market Yourself and Network with other Professionals

            Thumbnail Image

            Location


            Smart Business Resource Center
            1201 Placer Street
            Redding, CA 96001

            Event Fees:


            $ 0.00 Seat

            Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -

            Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

            5th Annual Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Day

            November 16, 2018 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds
            9th Grade students from high schools throughout Northern CA
            inspired by hearing and engaging with North State STEM professionals

            We are seeking exhibitors for this event!
            Register at http://bit.ly/exhibitor2018
            Questions? ...contact:
            Heather Kelnhofer, careerday@shastacoe.org or 530.242.7636
            or Chris Dell, cdell@shastacoe.org or 530.225.0245

            Save the Date flyer 2018 Exhibitor Recruitment

            Location


            Shasta District Fairgrounds

            , 96007

            Event Fees:


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