Joliet Junior College realizes that learning is lifelong and many people in our community want to attend classes or programs in order to begin a new career or obtain a degree. We offer courses in a variety of formats in order to fit into your busy lives. Please see our web site: www.jjc.edu to view our programs, catalogue, and class schedule that lists our day, evening, weekend, and online courses.
The center offers career programs and services geared specially to the adult learner having the opportunities and challenges of choosing a new career after age 50.
The Joliet Junior College Plus 50 Workforce Center helps the mature worker face the challenges of obtaining employment after the age of 50. Please click the following link to view the Spring/Summer schedule:Plus 50 12SM Schedule.pdf
Job Search- You're Not Old, You're Experienced
Finding a job in today's market is very different, especially if you are a mature worker. Topics include: writing a resume; how to market yourself; interviewing; and answering touch questions.
Thursday, June 7th 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MWC 400 T2 Cost: $15 City Center
What's The Deal with Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter?
Learn about social networking as we create profiles; explore these social sites and more. Social Networking can build a bridge between people. It can be a great tool for job search, keeping in touch with friends and family, gaining a new learning experience, or meeting new people. Begin your adventure through the wonders of Social Media!
Thursday, June 21st 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MWC 410 T2 Cost: $15 City Center
Changing or Starting Your Career Later in Life
Do you need to change your career but not sure how to begin or which direction to proceed? Do you need higher paying work? Are you stuck in a dead end job or have you been out of the workforce for a while? Build your confidence and awareness, assess your current skills, learn how to improve and develop a strategic plan through effective goal setting. Includes Myers Briggs Type Indicator Assessment.
Thursday, July 12th 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MWC 420 T2 Cost: $35 City Center
Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring
Based on the book 60 Seconds & You're Hired written by Robin Ryan. Participants will learn how to market their skills, create new jobs for themselves, and consulting using their professional experience. Materials included.
Thursday, May 24th 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MWC 410 T1 Cost: $15 City Center
Thursday, July 26th 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MWC 410 T1 Cost: $15 City Center
Refresh and Review, JJC City Center Campus, Career Resource Center, Room 101
A "brush up" class for adults planning to return to the classroom after many years or those looking to re-enter the workforce. Individuals work at their own pace to review math and reading concepts that they once knew but have since forgotten.
Will County Resource Room
Open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm at Joliet Junior College’s City Center Campus, on a walk in basis, Mature Workforce customers can utilize a variety of resources to aid in their career and life planning. Materials include literature on career exploration, job search, resume writing and interviewing techniques. The resource room is also equipped with computers to help with job search research and correspondence. Work at your own pace with the aid of an experienced lab assistant.
Mature Workers interested in using their experience, qualifications and dedication to start their own business are encouraged to meet with Joliet Junior College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Management assistance and advice is available to assist emerging and existing small businesses as they develop.
The Plus 50 Workforce Center works closely with local community based organizations to establish mentorship opportunities between the mature workers and students. Learn all the benefits of being a mentor in your community.
The Plus 50 Workforce Center has established several partnerships with local community-based organizations to establish volunteer opportunities. Learn how to use your past experience and gain insight into the needs of your community.
Get the computer training you need, at any level. Community colleges offer courses that can bring you up to speed with a full range of computer skills, from basic word processing and Internet use to courses that prepare students for high-tech industries.
The center is now offering a computer course for individuals age 50 and better seeking additional computer skills for employment.
Overview of Microsoft Office
JJC City Center Campus
This course covers the basic concepts of Microsoft Office which includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, beginning level.