Career Counseling and Assessment

Lakeshore Technical College Classes

Careers: Planning and Decision Making

This workshop is offered by LTC Manitowoc and includes assessments to help identify how personality, interests, aptitudes and abilities fit into today’s job market. These assessments will help participants make strong education and career plans for the future.


Career Awareness

This workshop is offered by LTC and gives participants the skills needed to set goals and make successful career choices. Participants will become aware of the current occupational trends and strategies available for career exploration. This class is the second part to the GED/HSED orientation – fees may apply.


Employability Skills

This workshop is required for the HSED and will teach skills necessary to gain employment.

Please call the LTC Receptionist to register for these classes – 920-683-2846.



Resources

Wisconsin Careers

Wisconsin Careers is an easy to use web site that will guide you through the career planning and decision making process as well as assist you with your job search. Take a guest tour that will give you an introduction to the WISCareers site – take assessments, research schools, and see how WISCareers can help you plan for a successful career. WISCareers also includes tools for you to create a resumé and build a budget, along with resources for education professionals. To register, contact the Job Center for the registration code or visit the Job Center Resource Room.


WORKnet

WORKnet is a website providing a variety of information on Wisconsin’s Workforce. This easy to follow website offers a variety of career and labor market information to the job seeker including:

  • County Summary – Provides a snapshot of the selected county
  • Employer Search – Lets you search by employer name, size, industry, classification and also provides you with maps of employer locations.
  • Occupational Search – Provides you with a wide variety of occupational information including wages, employment projections, and employment by industry and training providers.
  • WORKnet
  • Career OneStop
  • Health Care Careers
  • WISCareers

Education and Training Services

Adult Basic Education

Adults can review, learn, or improve basic academic skills for employment or educational purposes. Courses are offered in reading, writing, math and computer skills including keyboarding and word processing. Instruction can be a combination of individualized, computer-based, or structured classes, all of which are offered days and evenings. Classes are free of charge; however, registration is required.

  • Lakeshore Technical College – GOAL


Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship is training that combines structured on-the-job training with related instruction and is sponsored by employers, employer associations or labor/management groups that have the ability to hire and train in a working environment.

  • WI Department of Workforce Development Apprenticeship website
  • Lakeshore Technical College Apprenticeship information


Computer Classes

Keyboarding and basic computer skills classes are offered to students participating in the adult education programs. These classes are designed for the adult to become familiar and comfortable with working on a computer through LTC.

The Job Center offers two free Basic Computer Workshops – 1) Computers for Absolute Beginners and 2) Internet and Email Basics. This classes will help you learn to use a mouse, basic Windows features, and basic internet functions. Call for dates/times and to reserve a spot. 920-683-4675



English As A Second Language

Adults will learn to speak, read and write in English. Basic employment skills, math, keyboarding, and citizenship instruction is offered. Students learn English in traditional classroom settings and in a computer lab. Classes are free of charge; however, registration is required.

  • Lakeshore Technical College – ESL


GED/HSED

Adults can complete a high school credential by earning a GED or HSED. Instruction can be a combination of individualized, computer-based, or structured classes, all of which are offered days and evenings. Classes have a minmal fee and registration is required. Testing fees also apply.

  • Lakeshore Technical College – GED/HSED FAQs


High School Completion Programs

Courses are available to complete the requirements for a high school diploma through this supervised, independent study program. This program is done with the approval/coordination of the student’s current or former high school. Registration is required. Fees apply.



LTC College Prep

Lakeshore Technical College provides College Prep and Success courses to aid you in your desire to be at the best you can be when attending college.

To learn dates and times and to register for these classes, call the LTC Receptionist at 920-683-2846. A service fee may apply.



Occupational Skills Training

Individuals who need training to acquire new skills or upgrade their current skills may be eligible for financial assistance. Training must be in a high demand occupation and provided by an approved educational institution. Funding is provided through the Workforce Investment Act.

Job Search Assistance

Computerized Job Listings

The Job Center of Wisconsin is a new virtual job center for the state of Wisconsin. Check it out to do a search of current listings and create a resume that can be emailed to potential employers.

Job Center of Wisconsin is an electronic link for jobseekers to access job opportunities that employers have listed with Job Centers throughout the State of Wisconsin. Job Center of Wisconsin access is available at the Job Center during business hours or online.

  • Job Center of Wisconsin


Job Center Resource Room

Provides innovative materials that will enhance your employment search. The Resource Room is equipped with computers for Internet access, career exploration software, word processing and resume writing programs, and resource materials to further enable employment success. Resources include brochures, training schedules, job search pamphlets, self help books, software and much more.



Job Fairs/Recruitment Events

Job Centers throughout the State of Wisconsin offer Job Fairs for employers and job seekers. In addition, local employers sponsor special recruitment events at our Job Center.

  • Upcoming Statewide Job Fairs
  • Local Job Fairs and Recruitment Events


Job Search Workshops

Resumes that Work

This workshop is a “Nuts and bolts” approach to writing a resume without going through a breakdown – a simple, effective approach with straightforward ideas and tips. We cover the do’s and dont’s of information, organization and presentation. Learn about the variety of formats available and which one is right for you. Realize your skills and abilities and be confident with your resume as a marketing tool and your key to an interview.


Interviewing for Results

This workshop provides you with the fundamentals of interviewing. It includes an overview of preparation and organizational skills needed to prepare you to present your strengths and effectively sell yourself. Learn how to present qualifications and express why you are the best candidate for the job.

If an interpreter is needed for workshops, please sign up at least 7 days in advance so that we may call the interpreter service for you.

  • Scheduled Workshops

Programs For Specific Populations

Age 55 and Older

N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation Inc. is an employment and training program which provides federally subsidized part-time employment and placement assistance to low-income individuals age 55 and older.

  • N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation, Inc.


Displaced Homemaker

If you are divorced, widowed, or have a disabled spouse and need to focus more strongly on your own career, job or education, free workshops are available to assist you with your employment plan. Funding may be available to eligible individuals.



Individuals With Disabilities

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists persons with disabilities who are interested in becoming employed or need help in keeping a job. Individuals must meet agency criteria for eligibility for services.

  • Department of Vocational Rehabilitation


Low Income Household Member

One-on-one guidance is provided to help you organize a productive job search, complete an effective application, develop a resumé/cover letter, and confidently answer interview questions. Services are also available to assist in financing education such as GED/HSED tests, technical college courses or other approved training.



Veteran

A veteran’s representative provides employment services to eligible veterans. One-on-one assistance is provided in a variety of areas including resumé development, interviewing, career exploration, priority access to local employment opportunities, and labor market information. Referrals are made to other federal, state and local veterans benefit programs.

  • Veterans Services


Youth

One-on-one guidance is provided to help you organize a productive job search, complete an effective application, develop a resumé/cover letter, and confidently answer interview questions. Services are also available to assist in financing education such as GED/HSED tests, technical college courses or other approved training. Work experience programs are also available for qualifying youth ages 19-21.

Dislocated Worker Information

Dislocated Worker Information Sessions

Layoff, position eliminated, collecting unemployment…

Does that apply to you?

+Learn more about services and programs +Get job search assistance +Explore training possibilities +Discover community resources

Sessions are free to dislocated workers and are held Mondays once a month 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Job Center. For more information and to register, call 920-683-4675.



Trade Adjustment Assistance

Certified workers who lose their jobs as a result of increased imports or shifts in production out of the United States may be eligible to receive one or more program benefits and services depending on what is needed to return them to employment. Services include reemployment assistance, job search and relocation allowances and training benefits.

  • Dept. of Labor: Trade Adjustment Assistance