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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 and Learn Email Etiquette

    Topics include: Saving your documents, using ...

  • Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

    Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017

    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

    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.

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    1201 Placer St.
    Redding, CA 96001

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    Intro to Microsoft Word and Excel

    Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    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: understand the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more.

    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 and Word.
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    Smart Business Resource Center
    1201 Placer Street
    Redding, CA 96001

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    Resumes, On-line Job Application Process & LinkedIn

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 -

    Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of the most effective resume. Learn how to convert documents from a resume program into different programs. The workshop will review tips and tricks to make your resume stand out to employers.

     

    Learn tips for completing online job applications. This workshop will provide an overview of

                Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and will provide tips for taking online employment tests. The

                workshop will review sample test questions. We will cover setting up a LinkedIn account and how

                to use this to market yourself and network with other professionals. 


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      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Seat

    • Intro to Microsoft Word and Excel

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

    • Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

      Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017

      Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

      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.

      Thumbnail Image

      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer St.
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00

      Intro to Microsoft Word and Excel

      Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

      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: understand the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more.

      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 and Word.
      Thumbnail Image

      Location


      Smart Business Resource Center
      1201 Placer Street
      Redding, CA 96001

      Event Fees:


      $ 0.00 Seat

      Resumes, On-line Job Application Process & LinkedIn

      Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 -

      Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

      Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of the most effective resume. Learn how to convert documents from a resume program into different programs. The workshop will review tips and tricks to make your resume stand out to employers.

       

      Learn tips for completing online job applications. This workshop will provide an overview of

                  Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and will provide tips for taking online employment tests. The

                  workshop will review sample test questions. We will cover setting up a LinkedIn account and how

                  to use this 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

      • Resumes, On-line Job Application Process & LinkedIn

        Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of ...

      • Become Computer Savvy and Learn Email Etiquette

        Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017

        Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

        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.

        Thumbnail Image

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer St.
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00

        Intro to Microsoft Word and Excel

        Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

        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: understand the ribbon, creating and editing documents, formatting and printing documents, and more.

        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 and Word.
        Thumbnail Image

        Location


        Smart Business Resource Center
        1201 Placer Street
        Redding, CA 96001

        Event Fees:


        $ 0.00 Seat

        Resumes, On-line Job Application Process & LinkedIn

        Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 -

        Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

        Learn tips for completing resumes. This workshop will provide an overview of the most effective resume. Learn how to convert documents from a resume program into different programs. The workshop will review tips and tricks to make your resume stand out to employers.

         

        Learn tips for completing online job applications. This workshop will provide an overview of

                    Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and will provide tips for taking online employment tests. The

                    workshop will review sample test questions. We will cover setting up a LinkedIn account and how

                    to use this 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

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