Michigan Works! Career Center has formed a new group designed to specifically address the unique needs of the 21st Century Worker. The groups will meet at Ferndale, Royal Oak, Clawson, and Madison Heights Public Libraries (see schedule) and the objective of the free two-hour meetings is to help workers focus on a career.
“Along with having to be able to adapt quickly to new technology, work environments, and career opportunities, the 21st Century Worker must master the entrepreneurial skills of taking charge of his/her own career,” says Gerard Baltrusaitis, the Training and Workshop Coordinator at Michigan Works! “The Career Club is a new concept in career development and it is a critical tool for assisting the 21st Century worker address the need for continuous learning.
“ Weekly the Career Club focuses on topics such as Free Agency, Personal Branding, and YOUtrepreneurial skills. Instead of short-term solutions, the Career Club and its members address the bigger picture by plotting a course for professional development, networking, multiple career paths and success in the 21st Century workplace. The objective is to return control to the worker, in these economically challenging times.”
The Michigan Works! System is the first unified workforce development system in the country and an instrumental partner for developing Michigan’s economic future. Services offered through Michigan Works! are designed to prepare job seekers for employment and provide skilled applicants to employers.
The Michigan Works! workforce development system means jobs for people and people for jobs. Whether its assistance in finding qualified workers or finding employment, every employer, job seeker and worker can access services offered through Michigan Works! Service Centers statewide.
The Ferndale Career Center is a well-established employment and career resource and is a member of the Michigan Works! Association. The Ferndale Career Center is located at 713 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220. 248/545-0222. TDD: 800-649-3777. The Center is open Monday – Tuesday & Thursday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Career Club Dates, Times, Locations:
Ferndale Library: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month (10/9-12/11) from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Royal Oak Library: Every Wednesday (10/10-12/12) from 2-4 p.m.
Clawson Public Library: 10/27, 11/10, 12/1 & 15 from 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Madison Heights Library: 10/11 & 25, 11/8 & 29, 12/13 from 10 a.m.-noon