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Free college/career seminar at Adult Learning Center

POSTED: October 7, 2009 4:00 a.m.

The Dawson Adult Learning Center of Lanier Technical College will be hosting a free College/Career Seminar from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 19.

  

Leaders in the community will be there to provide expert advice to anyone who is looking for a job, trying to get a better job, or considering enrolling in Lanier Tech.

  

Linda Williams, president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, will provide information on business trends in Dawson County and industries that are succeeding. 

  

She will also explain the Work Ready test and how to apply for the $50 and $100 incentives currently being offered. 

  

Jay Walker, manager of the local Kroger in Dawsonville and current chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, will go over the type of employee businesses prefer and the attitude and skills that employers are seeking.

  

Dawson County Human Resources Director Jay Sessions will provide advice on the best methods to employ in a job interview.  He will explain the impression that appearance and body language can give an employer.

  

Randy Case, English instructor with the Dawson County Adult Learning Center, will present the steps to writing a powerful resume and the type of resume that would be most successful for your situation or skills. 

  

Shannon Obermeier, dual enrollment specialist with Lanier Tech, will answer your questions on enrolling in Lanier Tech and financial aid resources available. 

  

She will also provide information on how to take classes at Lanier Tech while you are studying for your GED or still in high school.

  

The seminar will be held at the Dawson Adult Learning Center at 388 Hwy. 9 North, next door to the Bowen Center for the Arts. 

  

The event is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.  Reservations are recommended but not required. 

  

For more information, call the Adult Learning Center at (706) 265-1690 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or e-mail Kathy Davis at  kdavis@laniertech.edu.

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