The Literacy Center (TLC) offers the following programs:
“With this course, I have gained a competitive advantage, increased my efficiency, and expanded my knowledge and skills.”
Administrative Professional Training Program
TLC is a key partner in helping our community’s employers meet their workforce needs. Currently, there is a vital demand for qualified administrative office staff. TLC offers an 8-week job training program to prepare individuals for administrative office positions. These positions will include Administrative Assistants, Office Managers, Coordinators, Executive Assistants, Receptionists, Office Assistants, and other support positions with local businesses, organizations, and agencies. The program provides six weeks of instruction for the unemployed, underemployed, and career changers.
Classes are virtual and will meet Monday through Friday, 9 am -2 pm. The curriculum will include the following:
- Clerical Skills (Filing, Inventory, Sorting & Delivering Mail, Scheduling Appointments, etc.)
- Communication Skills
- Customer Service
- Interview Prep
- Job Search
- Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Publisher)
- Organization Skills
- Planning Skills
- Preparing for Job Fairs
- Presentation Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
- Professional Etiquette
- Resume Writing
- Team Building
- Time Management
- Typing Instruction
Additionally, the series will feature Guest Speakers who are HR Professionals/Recruiters as well as current Administrative Professionals. A Team Building Project and Presentation will help students learn real-world skills. The program will also include the following: weekly meetings with a Career Counselor, internship opportunities for those individuals who do not have previous work experience or would like additional work experience, and job placement assistance.
Prerequisites for the program include: HS Diploma or GED, background check, resume, eligibility to work in the U.S., English language proficiency, and basic knowledge of computers and typing skills.
Prerequisite classes will also be available for students who are interested in the program but do not meet the minimum requirements. These will include: Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Typing, How to Create a Resume Workshop, and Refresher Classes in Reading, Writing and Math.
Fall 2021 Session: September 27 – November 19 | Mondays-Fridays | 9am-2pm
Virtual Information Sessions (attendance at one session is mandatory in order to register for the class):
Wednesday, September 15th at 10am-Register Here
Thursday, September 16th at 5pm-Register Here
Tuesday, September 21st at 5pm-Register Here
Wednesday, September 22nd at 10am-Register Here
For additional questions, please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TLC offers the following classes:
- Introduction to Computers
- Introduction to Internet
- Introduction to Typing
- Introduction to Microsoft Word
- Introduction to Microsoft Excel
- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
- Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
- Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
- Intermediate Microsoft Word
- Intermediate Microsoft Excel
- Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
- Intermediate Microsoft Outlook
- Advanced Microsoft Word
- Advanced Microsoft Excel
- Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint
- Advanced Microsoft Outlook
Job Search & Soft Skills Workshops
TLC offers the following classes for individuals searching for employment:
- How to Search for a Job
- How to Write a Resume
- Interview Prep
- Networking 101
The following soft skills workshops are offered throughout the year:
- Professional Etiquette
- Goal Setting
- Time Management
- Workplace Communication
Individual career counseling is available to anyone who would like assistance finding employment. The Counselor develops a custom plan that helps each individual attain their professional goals.
Annual Job Fair & Hiring Events
TLC hosts an annual job fair with 30 employers every May. Leading up to the Fair, TLC provides Job Fair Prep Workshops that help job seekers properly prepare for the fair so they get the most out of it. Check our News & Events page in the Spring for the next Job Fair date.
Throughout the year, TLC offers hiring events with individual employers. Check our News & Events page for upcoming Hiring Events.
Work From Home (WFH) Training Series
Work From Home (WFH) Certification
The Literacy Center has launched a new online certification program focused on working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The live, interactive, instructor-led classes are provided to participants completely free of charge.
The “Work From Home (WFH) Certification” was developed to give participants the tools they need to work remotely. The 20-hour training program features technology tools and software, communication, workflow, productivity and time management, working in virtual teams, compliance and security, critical thinking, and guest speakers with professional WFH experience. Graduates of the program will earn the TLC Work From Home (WFH) Certification.
Morning, afternoon and evening classes will be offered. Attendance at an online information session is required for participation in the program. Click here to learn more.
How to Find Work From Home (WFH) Jobs
Introducing a new, FREE 10-hour online training program with live, interactive, instructor-led classes to provide you with the necessary job search strategies to find a Work From Home (WFH) job. Learn where to find WFH jobs, how to customize your resume and cover letter, and how to prepare for a virtual interview.
Morning, afternoon, and evening classes will be offered. Attendance at an online information session is required for participation in the program. To register for an information session, please call 610-435-0680.