We think that something we’re doing is working since over 80% of our graduates are landing jobs in their fields of training. But with the unemployment rate still sky-high in Orange County we’ve decided to make some of our proprietary career services training available to local residents free of charge. We’ve partnered with some of the best and well respected local organizations including, Kidworks, Working Wardrobes, Orange County Therapeutic Arts Center, Santa Ana Work Center, U.S. Marines and most recently Santa Ana Public Library to offer a series of career focused workshops.
Career College of California’s career services staff is offering its career training to these local non-profits with the hope that the tips and skills we teach our students on our campus will produce similar results for attendees of these free community workshops.
“We are so impressed with the amazing work these organizations are doing to support individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and personal success. We want to help in any way we can to fuel their great work,” said Niko Everett, Career College of California’s President.
Our workshops include everything from resume writing to how to manage your personal online image. We recently had a group of young adults visit our campus to use our professional photo booth and then taught them how to build their Linked In profile using their head-shots. We also worked with local U.S. Marines to utilize their Facebook pages to reach out and engage their networks in order to help them find jobs.
We are extremely excited that in October we will launch Career Month in partnership with the Santa Ana Public Library and teach a workshop every Monday at 10:00 am in October at the Santa Ana Public Library. We will offer free resume reviews, mock interviews and will have a special guest from a local staffing agency on site to give coaching about how to effectively work with a staffing agency to land a job.
“We focus most of our time on empowering our students to achieve success by starting a new career but we know that not everyone can go back to school and so our hope is that by bringing our successful workshops out to the public we will help more local residents achieve that same success on their own,” said Caleb Everett, Career College of California’s CEO