ABLE Job & Resource Center

WELCOME to the ABLE Job Resource Center Program.  This 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.*

Operation A.B.L.E. offers workshops through the ABLE Resource Center Program 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.

*To learn more about eligibility criteria, call 617.542.4180 x136 or

attend a FREE WEDNESDAY INFO SESSION.

2018 WORKSHOP DETAILS

All workshops are held from 10 am - NOON

All workshops are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays

Workshops located at 174 Portland St., 5th Floor, Boston

Directions, transportation info found here

For more information, contact Patty Ball - Program Manager, ABLE Job Resource Center x136 pball@operationable.net.

IMPORTANT FOR POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS

First step... Attend a FREE WEDNESDAY INFO SESSION, details found here.
REMINDER: You must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Critical Excel Skills for the Workplace

Each of the following workshop covers specific components within EXCEL. We will help you select the workshop(s) that best addresses your 'knowledge-needs'.  Space is limited, call to learn more.

August 7, 2018

WHAT IS EXCEL: Parts of Excel, Navigating Excel, Types of Data, Entering Data Correctly, Using the correct formatting for numerical data and text, and how formatting affects your data.

August 9, 2018

FILLS: AutoFill Text, AutoFill Numbers, AutoFill options, Number Series, Creating Custom Lists, the Magic Fill Dialogue Box, Flash Fill, Text to Column, Concatenate and other Functions.

August 14, 2018  

FUNCTIONS and FORMULAS: Relative/Absolute, Mixed Cell References, Freezing Rows and Columns, and Working with Multiple Worksheets (copying, moving, linking).

August 16, 2018

CELLS: Sorting and filtering, Grouping and Subtotals.

August 21, 2018

CHARTS: Conditional Formatting, Sparklines and Charts.

August 23, 2018

MANIPULATE, ANALYZE & LOCATE DATA: Vlookups, Slicers, Tables, Pivot Tables, What If Analysis and Data Validation.

*Schedule is subject to modification. 

Current Workshop Offering

Critical Word for the Workplace

Each of the following workshops covers specific components within WORD. We will help you select the workshop(s) that best addresses your 'knowledge-needs'.  Space is limited, call to learn more.

September 4, 2018

UNDERSTAND THE RIBBON: Quick Access Toolbar; Backstage View (Tabs, Groups, Commands); Customizing Word for Efficiency; Shortcuts; The Home Tab – Text Formatting, Format Painter

September 6, 2018

INSERT TAB: Working with Tables, Pictures, Drawings and Shapes; SmartArt, Text Boxes, Headers and Footers, Borders, Breaks

September 11, 2018

LAYOUT, MAILINGS, VIEW TABS+: Styles, Indents, Tabs, Mail Merge, Developer Tab, Macros, Tips and Tricks

*Schedule is subject to modification. 

Essential PowerPoint for the Workplace

Each of the following workshops covers specific components within POWERPOINT. We will help you select the workshop(s) that best addresses your 'knowledge-needs'.  Space is limited, call to learn more.

September 18, 2018

THE BASICS: The Ribbon - Tabs, Groups, Commands, Slides, Layouts, Formatting and Avoiding the Boring Bullet Points Syndrome.

September 20, 2018

CREATING an AWESOME PRESENTATION: Graphics, Pictures, SmartArt, Animations and Transitions.

*Schedule is subject to modification. 

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.

September 25, 2018

OPTIMIZE: How to optimize your Resume and Cover Letter(s) for Online Job Applications (ATS)

*Schedule is subject to modification. 

Creating /Preparing Social Media Profiles for Job Search

September 27, 2018

SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE FOCUS: LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter.

*Schedule is subject to modification. 

Creating and Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

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*To learn more about eligibility criteria, call 617.542.4180 x136 or

attend a FREE WEDNESDAY INFO SESSION.

For more information contact Patty Ball - Program Manager, ABLE Job Resource Center x136 pball@operationable.net.