Maryland New Directions and the Job and Career Information Center Collaboration
The Job and Career Information Center is collaborating with Maryland New Directions (MND) to serve our mutual clients in the areas of training, jobs, and career development.
Our first initiative is to get the word out about the upcoming Maritime Training Program through MND. An information session was held in May in the Job Center at Central Library to give information, and answer participant’s questions about the training, and the upcoming information and orientation session.
The Mandatory Orientation Session for the upcoming Maritime Training will be held on: Thursday June 11 at 8:30am
Location: Maryland New Directions 2700 N. Charles St. Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218 - 410-230-0630
The Maritime Transportation & Logistics training includes:
60 hours of soft skills training 30 hours of Port Industry training
*Networking opportunities with * Warehouse and Stevedoring
industry professionals *Logistics and Freight Forwarding
*Shadowing and internships *International Customer Service
*Follow-up & Retention Service *Internal/External Port Handling
*Job Placement Assistance *Safety Procedures at the Port
*Computer software training *TWIC Card Assistance
*Career advancement planning *Forklift Training and Certification
Arrive early (doors will close at 9am), come prepared to take a Math and English assessment test, and bring a lunch.
Qualified candidates will receive free training.
For more information contact:
Job and Career Information Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center
Job-seeker coaches continue to offer 1-hour appointments to help with job searching, applications, resumes, and cover letters.
Job Center staff and job-seeker coaches work with Information Services staff to provide assistance at the Career Clinics in the Public Computer Center in Central Library. The Orleans Branch also offered Career Clinics in their computer lab.
New books continue to arrive at the Job and Career Information Center including some profession-specific resume books. There is also an extensive collection of test preparation books such as GED, GRE, LEED Green Associate V4 exam, PRAXIS, CNA, TOEFL and many more.
A great resource from Enoch Pratt is the Brainfuse. Although it’s primarily an online tutoring service, it even includes a free resume review.
From the library page http://www.prattlibrary.org/
“Chat with an online tutor,” Adult Learners (near the top right)
Write a winning resume
Tutors are available Mon - Sun 2:00 PM to 11:55 PM EST
Best of all, you can access this resource from home FREE using your Pratt library card.
Another resource from the library:
Job-Seekers Toolkit http://www.prattlibrary.org/jobtoolkit/
Some featured links from the Toolkit:
Find good language to use on your resume. Use the “Occupation Quick Search” and notice the “tasks” section.
There’s also an interest inventory for those thinking about a career change or which professions to pursue.
The Interest Profiler of the My Next Move is a quick tool to get people started.
Ex-offenders: There is a useful section for job-seekers with a criminal record. The ex-offenders links include tips on cover letters, information on federal bonding letters, and information on expungement.