ABLE Job & Resource Center

It's time! Brush up on your technology skills

This ABLE Job Resource Center program is available free to Boston Neighborhood residents and most SNAP recipients who already have working knowledge of technology, but may need or want to brush up on their existing skills.*

Participants are required to call and schedule an appointment to discuss their needs and eligibility criteria for the available services. There is no set time commitment. The Resource Center offers a mix of computer skills training including Essential Microsoft Office workshops, assistance with optimizing resumes and cover letters for online applications, and help with job searching including the usage of social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

*Workshops are free to Boston Neighborhood residents and most SNAP recipients, a small fee may be required for others.

Workshops are offered to mature workers who already have a working knowledge of technology, but want to brush up on their existing skills.

The workshops offer a mix of computer skills training most requested by employers, and job search skills needed to find employment in today’s job market. Workshops cover Essential Microsoft Office skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, optimizing resumes and cover letters for online job applications, preparing social media profiles for job searching and effective online job searching.

Workshops are either a single, 2-part, 3-part or 4-part series and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 12:30 pm at Operation A.B.L.E.'s headquarters located at 174 Portland Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Patrice Ball - Program Manager, ABLE Job Resource Center x136 pball@operationable.net.

Workshop Prerequisites

IMPORTANT FOR POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS

You must be interviewed and assessed prior to attending.
You must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Current Workshop Schedule

Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace

(4-part workshop - total 8 hours. Plan to attend all sessions.)

Session Series has ended.

  • October 3, 2017, TUE (Part 1)
  • October 5, 2017, THU (Part 2)
  • October 10, 2017, TUE (Part 3)
  • October 12, 2017, THU (Part 4)
Essential PowerPoint for the Workplace

(3-part workshop - total 6 hours, 2 hours per session. Plan to attend all sessions.)

  • October 17, 2017, TUE (Part 1)
  • October 19, 2017, THU (Part 2)
  • October 26, 2017, THU (Part 3)
Essential Word for the Workplace

(3-part workshop - total 6 hours, 2 hours per session. Plan to attend all sessions.)

  • November 2, 2017, THU (Part 1)
  • November 7, 2017, TUE (Part 2)
  • November 9, 2017, THU (Part 3)
Preparing Your Resume for ATS

(Automatic Tracking Systems)  Learn how to optimize your resume to increase your chances of reaching a company’s hiring manager.

(Single session workshop - total 2 hours)

  • November 14, 2017, TUE (Single Session)
Creating and Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

(Single session workshop - total 2 hours)

  • November 28, 2017, TUE (Single Session)
Creating /Preparing Social Media Profiles for Job Search
  • Next Session TBA
Creating /Preparing Social Media Profiles for Job Search

(Single session workshop - total 2 hours)

  • Next Session TBA
How to Really Carry Out an Effective Job Search
  • Next Session TBA

For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Patrice Ball - Program Manager, ABLE Job Resource Center x136 pball@operationable.net.