Welcome to the ABLE Job & Resource Center

Programming offered through the ABLE Job & Resource Center is geared towards those that have a working knowledge of a computer and usable know-how of software like Microsoft Office. Workshops offered through this program will help you brush-up on, or raise that know-how to the levels expected in today’s workplace.

This program is FREE to Boston Neighborhood residents and most SNAP recipients.*

FREE Winter 2019 Workshops NOW available. See Schedule below.

Eligibility qualification is required. See notes below workshop schedule for more details.

Current Workshop Offering

ONSITE ASSESSMENT TEST required BEFORE class placement. Call Patty Ball to learn more 617.542.4180 x136

EXCEL for the Workplace

Review of Excel 
JANUARY

January 8, 2019 (OPTIONAL but RECOMMENDED)

This workshop, though not required is a hands-on refresher.  Your attendance is recommended.

  • Navigating Excel – shortcuts, tips, tricks
  • The Excel Interface, the Ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar
  • All the Excel cursors, what they mean and how to use them
  • Adding Sheets, Columns, Rows, Changing the width and height, Freezing Panes

January 10, 2019 (MANDATORY ATTENDANCE REQUIRED)
This workshop includes CRITICAL EXCEL fundamentals. Your attendance is required.

  • Types of Data, Text, Numbers, Numerical Values
  • Entering Data Correctly to Eliminate Errors – Number formatting, Cell formatting
  • Fills, AutoFill Text/Numbers, Series, Options, Fill Dialogue Box, Magic Flash Fill

 

Workshops from January 15th through January 31st 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.

 

January 15, 2019

  • Copying from Other Worksheets, Paste Special, Linking Sheets
  • Order of Operations
  • Working with Formulas and Functions (Sum, Average, Count, IF, Proper)

January 17, 2019

  • Creating and Using Tables with Functions
  • More Functions You Should Know -
  • Text to Column, Concatenate, Ampersand, Transpose
  • Working With Dates and Time

January 22, 2019

  • Relative/Absolute, Mixed Cell References
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Vlookups/ Lookups

January 24, 2019

  • Creating Named Ranges
  • Executive Summaries with Named Ranges
  • Using Go to Special
  • Printing
  • Conditional Formatting

January 29, 2019

  • Data Validation
  • Sorting and filtering , Grouping & Subtotals
  • Tables, Pivot Tables

January 31, 2019

  • Slicers
  • Sparklines
  • Charts
  • What If Analysis
  • Projections

 

*Schedules are subject to modification.

ONSITE ASSESSMENT TEST required BEFORE class placement. Call Patty Ball to learn more 617.542.4180 x136

WORD for the Workplace

Review of Word
FEBRUARY

February 5, 2019 (OPTIONAL but RECOMMENDED)

This workshop, though not required is a hands-on refresher.  Your attendance is recommended.

  • Navigating the Ribbon
  • Layout Tab - Margins, Orientation, Columns, Breaks
  • Backstage View (Tabs, Groups, Commands) Contextual Tabs

Workshops from February 7th through February 21st 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.

 

February 7, 2019

  • Using Cut/Paste, Paste Special, Format Painter
  • Show/Hide – Why and How to Use
  • Font Group - Formatting Text, Change Case
  • Paragraph Group - Bullets, Numbering, Alignment
  • Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks for Navigating, Moving, Copying and Pasting , Formatting

February 12, 2019

  • Paragraph Group, Sorting, Borders, Indents, Tabs
  • Find/Replace
  • Inserting, creating and working with Tables
  • Inserting Cover Pages, Blank Pages, Page Breaks
  • Headers, Footers, Page numbers
  • Inserting Video

February 14, 2019

  • Using SmartArt
  • Using Symbols
  • Creating Text Boxes
  • Screenshots, Screen Clipping
  • Headers, Footers, Page Numbers
  • Styles, Indents, Tabs

February 19, 2019

  • Mail Merge
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar for Efficiency
  • Using templates

February 21, 2019

  • Inserting and Formatting Pictures, Drawings and Shapes, WordArt
  • Screenshots, Screen Clip, Special shortcut
  • Creating Forms
  • Recovering Files, Accessibility (ADA requirements

 

*Schedules are subject to modification.

2019 WORKSHOP DETAILS

REMINDER: ON-SITE Assessment testing is REQUIRED prior to participation.  For more information, contact Patty Ball - Program Manager, ABLE Job Resource Center x136 pball@operationable.net.

All workshops are held from 10 am - 12:30 pm

All workshops are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays

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

Directions, transportation info found here

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

attend a FREE WEDNESDAY INFO SESSION.

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.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS

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

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