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'Applications and Resumes: The First Signs of Your Work' Info Session Planned Dec. 14
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BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2011 – “Applications and Resumes: The First Signs of Your Work” is a free seminar to be offered Dec. 14 in Buffalo by Catholic Charities Department of Workforce and Education.

The seminar is the fourth in a series of various monthly informational sessions aimed at taking the guesswork out of preparing for a job or college.

Erie County residents 16 years and older are invited to attend any or all of the sessions. The seminar, which will focus on the proper way to develop a resume and how to complete both written and electronic job applications, is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo.

The remaining seminars are: “Making a Sales Pitch: The Art of Interviewing” on Jan. 18 and “Rules of Workplace Success” on Feb. 15.

The seminars are designed to help individuals residing in Erie County who are 16 years and older, although there is no specific age limit to participate.

Catholic Charities Department of Workforce and Education assists youth 16 years and older to obtain a high school diploma, known as a GED, and gain employable skills at no cost through the Tomorrow’s Youth Today program. Small group classes and one-on-one GED tutoring are available.

Classes are offered in Buffalo at the Workforce office, 170 Kerns Ave.; Greater Buffalo Works, 237 Main St. - Suite 900; the Abley Center, 24 Ludington St.; Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., and Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo, 370 Massachusetts Ave. Instruction is also given at the Lackawanna Library on Ridge Road in Lackawanna. Other locations may be available.

In total in 2010, the department helped 80 students ages 16-24 obtain GED diplomas, 150 students increase reading or math levels a minimum of one grade level, and 58 students receive part- or full-time employment. All of these statistics represent increases over 2009 totals.

Catholic Charities has been providing GED preparation and job readiness skills to Erie County residents since 1975. Funding is provided by the Workforce Investment Board and Dollar General.

For more information or to register, call 893-3500 or visit our website, www.ccwny.org.

Catholic Charities is the most comprehensive human service provider serving all eight counties of Western New York, with 70 programs and 61 locations. Founded in 1923, Catholic Charities also provides, without regard to religious affiliation, comprehensive counseling services for children and families, anti-domestic violence programming and emergency services, among other social and mental health services.

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