The META-5 Displaced Homemaker program, which is based at Central Lakes College, will conduct a series of free, career guidance and personal skill development workshops in Brainerd and Staples.
The workshops on the Brainerd campus of CLC will be in C109. These progressive sessions are Tuesdays starting on Jan. 9. They continue each Tuesday through Feb. 27. Each of the sessions will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m.
The Staples campus of CLC will host a series of seven free workshops starting Thursday and continuing every Thursday until Feb. 22. These classes will start at 9:30 a.m. and run to 12:30 p.m.
Workshop topics include learning to identify your interests, skills, and strengths; techniques of decision making and goal setting; job seeking strategies; assertive communication; stress management; information on training and educational opportunities, developing a resume' and cover letters; developing interviewing skills; and completing job applications. Each session will feature a new topic, said Director Lucy Franz, who encourages participants to attend all sessions.
The workshops are limited to 15 participants.
The META-5 Displaced Homemaker Program is sponsored by Central Lakes College and funded by the Department of Economic Security. META-5 services and workshops are provided at no cost to eligible displaced homemakers. Participants who do not fall under the guidelines of the Displaced Homemaker Program are served through funds by a special grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation.
The Displaced Homemaker program has also scheduled a Renewal and Relaxation weekend at Camp Ripley Jan. 26-28.
To register for the workshop and obtain information, contact META-5 at 218-855-8011, 218-855-8228, 218-855-8010 or CLC at 1-800-933-0346, ext. 8011, 8228 or 8010.
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