Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen

Welcome to the BCC (Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!

Fall is upon us, and for most everyone, it beckons some sort of change. To some, it signals an increase in learning and activities—for others, things slow down as we welcome the cooler weather. For the BCC, it brings a NEW line of fall programming, focused on positive goals and an increase in knowledge and skill-building. We have many new additions, please check out our expanded list of workshops and programs!


The BCC also offers something that is difficult to find at most facilities--evening times for our workshops, created especially for those who need to improve their career skills outside of the normal workday times. Register for one of our great programs, or stop in to see us during walk-in sessions. Your future starts here!


Lori LaPorte Loss—BCC Coordinator



Register NOW!


Microsoft Office/Google Suite Workshops - Register now!
Fredricksen Library staff will be conducting interactive workshops on Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Bring your questions and improve your skills, beginner skills will be covered.




Document Basics - Join us for a workshop on creating and editing documents, whether using Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Beginner document creation and editing skills will be covered.
REGISTER - Wednesday, September 25 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spreadsheet Basics - Learn more about creating and manipulating spreadsheets, whether using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. Beginner spreadsheet creation and formula skills will be covered.
REGISTER - Wednesday, October 23 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presentation Basics - Attend an interactive workshop on creating and designing presentations, whether using Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. Beginner presentation creation and design skills will be covered.
REGISTER - Wednesday, November 20 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Mock Interview Sessions - BCC HUB - Register now, by appointment only!
An HR professional will be available for individual 30-minute appointments to share tips and walk through a mock interview with individuals who would like to improve their interviewing skills.
Pre-registration is necessary, and interview candidate must provide the industry/profession for which preparation is requested.
2nd Wednesdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
REGISTER - 2:00 pm    |    REGISTER - 2:30 pm
REGISTER - 3:00 pm    |    REGISTER - 3:30 pm

The following programs will be held in the BCC Classroom, facilitated by the PA Department of Banking and Securities:
Banking Basics
Take the mystery out of banking! What happens when I open a bank account, and why is it beneficial to me? Discover the differences between types of accounts, credit unions vs. banks, debit vs. credit cards and how good account management can benefit your future.
REGISTER - Monday, September 16 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
START - Start Today and Retire Tomorrow
Do you think that you don’t make enough money to save for retirement right now? If you are saving and investing, do you think you are saving and investing enough? Think again—the PA Dept. of Banking and Securities will be delivering an informative workshop on saving for retirement at YOUR stage of life, no matter where you fall on the retirement timeline.
REGISTER - Monday, October 21 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Budgeting Basics
New to budgeting, or trying to get back on track? Discover the difference between “needs” and “wants”, with information on how to handle each purchase type and create smart personal goals. Get useful tips for creating a spending plan that works for your income, putting you on the path to achieve your financial goals.
REGISTER - Monday, November 18 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Career Exploration Workshops
Learn more about yourself through O-Net! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, education, training or employer, no matter your current employment situation.
Walk-in Career Exploration Sessions also available!  See days and time below.

Resume Writing Workshops
Learn the best style and techniques for portraying your skill set and experience to potential employers--what to do, what to use, an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to structure your best resume. Please prepare by bringing pertinent information with you to this session.
Walk-in Resume Writing Sessions also available!  See days and time below.

Get That Job! Workshops
Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Bring your resume, cover letter, ideas and an open mind!
Walk-in Get that Job Sessions also available!  See days and time below.

Walk-in Sessions—BCC Classroom—no registration necessary
BCC staff will be available for one-on-one assistance with those who would like to learn more about the O-Net website, resume writing and/or the vast array of other career exploration resources. Day and Evening Hours available:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm 

Thursdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Home-Based Business Roundtables with SCORE
Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or blogger? Network with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Come join us -- it's free, casual and interactive. Ask questions, share ideas, then leave motivated! Limited space—please register early!


Thank you to Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg
for their story on our newBusiness & Career Center! 





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September 12, 2019