Modesto, CA, June 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Community Business College announced today that it is going to continue the festivities from May’s “Military Appreciation Month” by continuing to offer military family members support services free of charge. The project was started as part of the college’s contribution to May being designated “Military Appreciation Month” but as school administrators noticed the demand for assistance is increasing, decided to extend it for one year as a pilot project.
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 program is sponsored by the college’s “Thank You For Your Family’s Service” military family support project. Frana Hamilton, Community Business College’s director of training, said “Our goal is to ‘serve those who serve.’ Continuing and building on this program is one of the ways we can serve.”
There are three components to the job search tool kit package: 1) a resume evaluation, 2) job search guide, and 3) a one-month world language class.
Free Resume Evaluation
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.
Free 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.
Free Language Class
The program offers military members and their immediate families a 1-month world language class. Students can choose their preferred new language to learn via the college’s e-learning online classroom.
For the past 6 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.
All these services are provided at no charge to U.S. military veterans, spouses and dependents upon verification of eligibility.
Military spouses, veterans and military dependents can get more information or find out if they qualify by calling the school at (209) 529-3648 or by sending an e-mail to JobToolKit@communitybusinesscollege.edu
The program will run from May 31, 2013 through May 30, 2014.
About Community Business College
Community Business College has been providing adult vocational education for over 15 years. The school participates in the Department of Defense’s MyCAA military spouses scholarship program allowing military spouses of certain active duty military personnel to receive a full scholarship and job placement assistance to online and campus-based vocational classes. From English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to vocational training in medical office administration, 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.
The Modesto, California based 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 family members can continue to use manufacturers’ coupons for 180 days past their printed expiration dates at military stores.