Work Readiness Wednesday

As a resource for the community, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce strives to create and implement programs that are directly related to workforce development.

The American Institutes for Research define workforce development as “all postsecondary education and training plus other programs and services (like career counseling, job-search assistance, and wraparound support) that seeks to prepare workers and help them gain access to and thrive in good-paying jobs and careers.” Supportive programs like the Chamber’s Work Readiness Wednesday initiative promote a viable workforce and therefore, a thriving economy.

At no cost to attendees, Work Readiness Wednesday includes resume building and review, interview preparation, and job searching tips. The Chamber provides experts who give one-on-one support to attendees by appointment or by walk-in. This program is a great resource to any individuals who may be looking for a new position and need an updated resume, or who are struggling in their job search and are looking for advice. Our volunteer experts sit down with each attendee and walk them through a review of their resume, plus best practices for interviewing and/or how to search for quality positions.

The goal of Work Readiness Wednesday is to promote a strong workforce while helping those in our community who can benefit from expert advice, whether they are re-entering the workforce or taking on a new career path. People of all ages, industries, and job status are welcome to attend the Work Readiness Wednesday workshops.

This year, the Chamber will host Work Readiness Wednesday at two Sequoyah Regional Library System locations: RT Jones Memorial Library, located at 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, and the Woodstock Public Library, located at 7735 Main Street, Woodstock.

The next Work Readiness Wednesday date is March 6 from 12:30-2:30 PM. There will be future Work Readiness Wednesday events throughout the year and those dates will be forthcoming.