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Introduction to Excel Basic Functions Class: Excel No Skills to Beginner Level
**Register by Tuesday, June 8th, 5pm
**Seating is limited
- Thursday, June 10th, 10:30am-11:30am
- Thursday, June 17th, 10:30am-11:30am
- Thursday, June 24th, 10:30am-11:30am
- Tuesday, July 1st, 10:30am-11:30am
Free to CareerCatchers’ clients
CareerCatchers Empowerment Workshop
CareerCatchers holds an Empowerment Workshop every Tuesday, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. We understand that this is a very stressful time for everyone with many unforeseen challenges arising as a result of COVID-19. We wanted to create a safe group environment where we can discuss these challenges and come up with strategies for dealing with them. Please register on Zoom to join if you are interested. Some topics covered are Setting and Maintaining Boundaries, Dealing with Uncertainty During COVID-19, Culture Equals Culture, Self Advocacy, and more.
- June 8: Guest Speaker: The new way to look at trust: Build, Repair, Broken, Maintaining
CareerCatchers Weekly Job Club
Join our Virtual Job Club, every Wednesday, at 11:00AM. It is open to the community. Please register on Zoom. Since COVID-19 restrictions started, 26 clients who have attended our events found employment.
- June 9: Job Search Strategies
- June 16: The Hidden Job Market
- June 23: Your Online Presence
- June 30: Communicating Professionally in the Workplace
CareerCatchers Individualized Tutoring and Assistance
Through our volunteer network, we offer personalized tutoring to CareerCatchers’ clients who want to take workforce development classes. Our career counselors can help identify classes for you to take and then we work to find volunteers who can help you succeed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
City of Gaithersburg: Vocational Training Scholarships Available
Live in the City of Gaithersburg? Would you like to receive a scholarship to improve your workplace skills? The program runs through 6/30/2021. Please contact your career coach or email email@example.com to get more information.
Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship Recipients:
– Must be a resident of the City of Gaithersburg
– Must be experiencing a financial crisis due to COVID-19
– Household income must not exceed 65% of HUD Area Median Income guidelines
– Proof of lawful permanent residency
Updated as of June 2, 2021
County seeking applicants for translators in six languages
Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships is looking for talented and experienced translators in Spanish, French, Chinese (traditional), Amharic, Korean and Vietnamese to fill 12 newly created translation specialist positions, one full-time and one half-time for each language.
The persons hired will provide written translation services to all county agencies to help make the programs and services of county government more accessible to county residents who speak a variety of languages. See the position description for details. The recruitment closes June 15.
Those interested in these positions must apply through the Office of Human Resources’ website. All questions regarding the opening must be directed to the OHR as well. Visit How to Apply for county jobs for more information.
University of Maryland Medical System Administrative/Clerical Healthcare Interviews
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Register and view flyer
DHS Hiring Webinars
- Veterans: Tuesday, June 15, 4-6 p.m. E.T.
- Individuals with Disabilities: Tuesday, June 29, 2-4 p.m. E.T.
- Students and Recent Graduates: Tuesday, September 14, 6-8 p.m. E.T.
Training and Scholarship Opportunities
COMPTIA A+ Certification Prep Class
Classes Start Saturday, June 5th, 2021
Financial aid available. Youth program for ages 14-24. Training is provided in the following areas: CompTIAA+ Plus, CompTIA Network +, Cyber Security, Oracle DB, Cisco Training, AWS, and Web Development. Each training will consist of 12 students per class, 4 hours per weekday, and 8 hours on weekends (Saturdays).
IT-Busters will help students in the search for employment by helping in resume setup, interview preparation, and internship placement. *Students also receive a free laptop and may be eligible for their class to be paid for. In-person classes are held at the following building: 15825 Shady Grove Rd Ste 30 Rockville, MD 20850
Individuals can enroll by clicking here.
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The GapBuster Learning Center is hiring part-time tutors to provide private virtual tutoring in all subjects and grade levels.
Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Applications REOPENED
The Governor of the State of Maryland has established a fund to help Maryland residents who have been impacted by COVID enroll in workforce training classes that lead to a labor market recognized credential, so that students can return quickly to work. Montgomery College will distribute this funding to eligible students until September 30, 2021 or until money runs out, whichever is first.
Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program Now Open!
The Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, social work, and public service.
Who may apply: Current high school seniors, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.
When to apply: Complete and submit the WSSAG application and all supporting documents by July 1.
Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.
A free online education platform that mostly focuses on workplace-based skills.
Take your career to the next level with Cybrary’s online Cyber Security courses.
More free online training resources
Six County Libraries Reopen
Six library branch locations discontinued Holds to Go and reopened: Connie Morella (Bethesda), Gaithersburg, Rockville, Silver Spring, Olney, and Marilyn Praisner (Burtonsville). There are no longer appointment, capacity limit or social distance requirements at these branches, but masks or cloth face coverings must be worn at all times while in the library. And remember, MCPL officially stopped charging fines for overdue library materials in January of this year and wiped out outstanding overdue fines.
The following seven branches will discontinue Holds to Go and reopen on June 14: Aspen Hill, Damascus, Davis, Little Falls, Long Branch, Potomac and Quince Orchard. All remaining branches will reopen on July 6, with the exception of Germantown Library, which is closed for a refresh project. More.
Noyes Library for Young Children Reopening in July
The county’s Noyes Library for young children (10237 Carroll Place, Kensington) will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 6. This tiny library offers books, programs and a warm, inviting space specifically for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. More.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)
The program provides up to a $50 per month discount on home Internet service for low-income households and for people who have lost their job or received unemployment in the past year. Households who are enrolled in Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Federal Public Housing, Pell Grants, Head Start, School Lunch (FARM/NSLP), VA Pensions, SSI, Tribal Assistance, or who are at 135% of the federal poverty are eligible for EBB. More information.
Get Free Rides
United Way and Goodwill® offer rides to interview prep, job interviews, and/or a job. These free rideshare, bike, or scooter rides are only available in certain cities to those who qualify. After entering your information, you can expect a response within a week.
FREE LYFT RIDES TO JOB INTERVIEWS
Uber and Lyft Will Provide Free Rides to Vaccination Sites until July 4th, 2021
Uber and Lyft, two of the country’s largest ride-sharing services, would provide free rides to vaccination sites, an agreement intended to help stem the declining pace of immunizations and reach his goal of at least partly inoculating 70 percent of American adults by July 4.
Uber Vaccine Rides
Lyft Vaccine Rides
Vaccine milestone: Maryland vaccinates 70% of adults by Memorial Day
To date, the state has vaccinated more than 88% of seniors and more than 70% of adults. The percentage of the Maryland total population that is fully vaccinated is 47.74%. The state ranks 9th nationally.
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)
MCDOT is offering free Capital Bikeshare rides to and from COVID vaccination sites through July 4 and are available in partnership with Lyft and Uber. Users should visit the Lyft website first, then provide a few details to get an access code to access the ride through the Capital Bikeshare or Lyft apps. Or, Uber vaccine rides are also available.
Ride codes cover up to $15 each for two rides and can be used for Capital Bikeshare, Lyft rideshare or e-scooter rides during standard pharmacy operating hours, 6 am-8 pm.
Note: MCDOT also provides free special Ride On shuttle bus service between the Montgomery College Germantown Campus mass vaccination site and the Shady Grove Metro station every 30 minutes, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm.
$2 million VaxCash lottery
Here’s another incentive to get vaccinated. Today Maryland launched a $2 million VaxCash promotion, which will award $2 million total in cash prizes to 41 Maryland residents who have been vaccinated. Maryland residents 18 and older who have received a COVID-19 vaccination in Maryland at any time are eligible to win. No registration or entry required.
Daily drawings will be held from Tuesday, May 25, through Sunday, July 4. Each day from May 25 through July 3, one winner will be randomly drawn to win a $40,000 prize. The $2 million VaxCash promotion wraps up on the Fourth of July, when a final drawing will award one winner a grand prize of $400,000.
For more information, go to mdlottery.com.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and Additional Information
Good news! The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to anyone age 12 and older. Pfizer is the only vaccine that has been given emergency use authorization for young people age 12 and up.
Direct scheduling. Visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call the state’s COVID-19 vaccination support center, 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829), available seven days a week, 7 am-10 pm.
No-appointment/walk-up. Marylanders also now can get vaccinated at most state mass vaccination sites without an appointment. Click here for the schedule.
Residents looking for information on food assistance resources can now request help by completing a simple online form. Complete the form and within 24 hours, you will get a return phone call in the language of your choice from a trained resource specialist. No personal identifying information is needed to get help. For help with getting food, please call the Food Access Call Center at 311.
“Immerse yourself into yourself.”
― Adrienne Posey
Montgomery County’s virtual series “Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On” will be every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Watch here.
Think About What You Want, Not What You Should Be Doing: “Should” is about placating other people. That won’t bring happiness or peace. Try to constantly think about what you want. Put your desires first and worry about the “should” later. Even if you can’t always do what you want, simply asking yourself is part of practicing good mental health, according to therapist Steve Sultanoff.
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