Modesto, CA, September 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Community Business College announced today that it has expanded its job placement services with a program designed to help military families achieve success in the workplace. Military family members can now receive the Community Business College Job Search Tool Kit package at no cost to the recipients. The kit includes the college’s guide, How to Find a Job When “Nobody's Hiring” which provides tips to find the “hidden” jobs.
The project is funded by the college’s “Thank You For Your Family’s Service” military family support project. The college’s director of training, Frana Hamilton said, “the more support we can provide for military members, veterans and their loved ones, the more we can ‘serve those who serve.’ This new program is just one of the ways we can serve.”
There are three components to the job search tool kit package: 1) a resume review; 2) job search guide; and 3) a one-month world language class.
All these services are provided at no charge to U.S. military veterans, spouses and dependents upon verification of eligibility.
Military family members and veterans can submit their resumes to the Community Business College placement department for analysis and review. The school job placement staff members provide feedback to the job seeker including tips for improving responses. Resumes can be submitted by e-mail or by U.S. mail.
Job Search Guide
The guide has been developed by the school’s successful job placement department and is written in an easy-to-use style with tips and strategies for finding jobs that go beyond the proverbial “low hanging fruit” that most job seekers see. There are tell-tale signs that a company is about to hire and the guide offers techniques for being one of the first resumes read, even before job advertising has begun.
For the past 5 years, Community Business College has offered a world language component of classes for its students to become bilingual, or, if already bilingual, trilingual. The institution’s job placement department has found that employers are looking more and more for people who can communicate in different languages. Even if not completely proficient in a new language, employers have accepted candidate’s progress in learning a language. The school reports that, so far, Spanish is the most popular second language, with Mandarin Chinese the runner-up.
Military family members and dependents have 15 languages from which to choose including English as a Second Language (ESL) during the month-long class. They may also switch languages if they so desire.
Military spouses, veterans and military dependents can get more information or find out if they qualify by calling the school at (209) 529-3648 (209-529-DO IT) or by sending an e-mail to JobToolKit@communitybusinesscollege.edu.
About Community Business College
Community Business College has been providing adult vocational education for over 14 years. The school participates in the Department of Defense’s MyCAA program allowing military spouses to receive a full scholarship to online and campus-based vocational classes and job placement assistance. From ESL training to medical support classes, the school has helped military spouses and veterans get job training and employment in a challenging economy. With its “Where You Go, We Go” job placement services, the school helps military spouses make the transition to new employers through deployments.
Community Business College is one of the top 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools to be named to the “Military Friendly Schools” list by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the third year in a row. Schools are designated as military friendly by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
The college maintains its business-based accreditation through the NeCal Better Business Bureau and currently holds a satisfaction rating of A+.
Other military-related programs include accepting nominations of names and addresses for care packages to deployed active duty service members and sending grocery coupons to families stationed overseas. Military members can continue to use manufacturers’ coupons for 180 days past their printed expiration date.