Help for today’s teens in obtaining a job and in keeping it is now being offered by the Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board.
Though Craig County High School teaches some of these topics in classes, for those who would like additional information or do not have the class, these may be of great assistance.
Ashley Pannell, the career pathways coordinator with the Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board, shared that she is reaching out to ask for the community’s help to spread the word about their free workshops.
They are called “Work It” workshops.
“We are hosting a series of workshops for youth jobseekers 16 years old and older to prepare them for the workforce,” Pannell said. “We will teach the youth how to build resumes, advocate for themselves professionally, money management and so much more.”
For many who have obtained jobs, they know that a good written resume, punctuality in appointments and good communication skills can accelerate a person to a better paying job much quicker.
These workshops will be held at 5 p.m. each Tuesday at Virginia Career Works, 3601 Thirland Road, Suite 2, in Roanoke.
The topics will be on Tuesdays, starting in January and running until May:
- Resume Building – Jan. 10
- Successful Application Completion – Jan 24
- Dress Code: How to Properly Present Self Through Wardrobe – Feb. 7
- Property and Policies: Reinforcing your Company’s Guidelines – Feb. 21
- Pushing P in Punctuality – Mar. 7
- Professional Expression: How to Adequately Communicate in the Workplace – Mar. 21
- Tool Belt of Skills: Learning How to Identify Skills – April 4
- Ace that Interview! – April 18
- Building Relationships: Networking vs. Inappropriate Workplace Relationships – May 2
- I’m Paid! Now What? Financial literacy – May 16
Those with questions about attending or the workshops may reach Pannell at (540) 520-5218 or