Welcome to the BCC
(Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen)!
Looking forward to the New Year? Yeah, we are too...!
Upgrade your career, improve your organizational skills and increase your investment knowledge in 2021! All three of these virtual workshops are new and will debut in January at the Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen (BCC). Check out our other great offerings, too, both virtual and in-person—ALL of our workshops and sessions are “live” with one of our knowledgeable BCC Specialists. Register today!
Coming in January & February!
On Target: Finding the Best Job Search Sites
Looking for employment on the web is a tough job! It takes time and determination to sort through endless listings to find the “perfect fit”, and with the threat of job scams lurking, finding the best online job search sites can be an overwhelming task. Join us for a professionally-researched overview with a list of sites and tips that will aid in getting that job.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Friday, January 15 from 3 pm – 4 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Friday, January 29 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Managing our Time in a 24/7 World
Who doesn't have enough time in a day? Planning ahead is one of the keys to making time work for our busy lives--learn how to make time your friend with a variety of planning tips & tools. We all have the same amount of time in each new day, now is the time to make every minute count!
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, January 12 from 3 pm – 4 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Tuesday, January 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm
The following VIRTUAL (1 hour) program is facilitated by the
PA Dept. of Banking and Securities.
Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email from the Business & Career Center (BCC)
Budgeting for the New Year - VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
The New Year is coming--be ready to face any new challenges in 2021 by planning ahead! Get useful tips for creating a spending plan that works for your income, putting you on the path to achieve your financial goals.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, January 12 at 6 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, January 26 at 11 am
Investment 101: Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds—VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—What type of investment is right for me? Join us and gather information about three different types of the most popular investment platforms to discover how the right strategy can help you meet your financial goals.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 am
Microsoft Office Workshops
In-person, masked, small groups w/ spacing—Ruggaber Community Room
Document Basics—Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and editing documents using Microsoft Word, similar to Google Docs. Use our laptops and improve your skills, beginner document creation and editing skills will be covered.
Monday, January 11 & February 8 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER
Spreadsheet Basics—Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and manipulating spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, similar to Google Sheets. Use our laptops and improve your skills, beginner spreadsheet creation and formula skills will be covered.
Thursday, January 14 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER
Presentation Basics—Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting an interactive workshop on creating and designing presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint, similar to Google Slides. Use our laptops and improve your skills, beginner presentation creation and design skills will be covered.
Thursday, February 18 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm - REGISTER
Cloud Storage Basics—What is cloud storage, and what does it mean for me? Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, Dropbox and many other platforms boast the advantages of storing your documents and photos remotely to free up space on your devices, but what happens to your photos and important documents? We’ll inform you about this innovative storage platform, along with the advantages and drawbacks of storing your information in “the cloud”.
Monday, January 25 and February 22 from 3 pm – 4 pm - REGISTER
Business & Career Center
@ Fredricksen Workshops
Virtual and BCC In-person times available, small groups w/ spacing
SOCIAL MEDIA SERIES
Promoting Yourself: Creating a LinkedIn Profile—LinkedIn is the professional platform that hiring managers scope out most often. Join us for this workshop to learn how to set up a new profile, or reboot your existing profile, to experience the best professional results. Be prepared for the workshop by having access to a digital profile photo that effectively communicates your business image.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Friday, February 12 from 3 pm – 4 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Friday, February 26 from 3 pm – 4 pm
“PERSONAL (and Professional) BEST” SERIES
Setting Goals: One SMART Step at a Time—Is it time to brainstorm your goals to realize results? Busy lives don’t organize themselves, we can help put some structure in your future—join us for this interactive workshop and we’ll aim to organize, maximize, and prioritize goals to hit your target every time! REGISTER NOW
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP—Tuesday, February 9 from 3 pm – 4 pm
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP —Tuesday, February 23 from 3 pm – 4 pm
Home-Based Business Roundtable w/ SCORE—VIRTUAL Session—Register NOW!
Calling all home-based entrepreneurs! Selling on eBay, Etsy or Minted? Airbnb, pet care or other traditional home-based business? Network in a live virtual session with the like-minded and get information and inspiration. Register online to receive a Zoom invite for the sessions and times below.
2nd Tuesdays of each month from 12 pm – 1:30 pm - REGISTER
4th Tuesdays of each month from 6 pm – 7:30 pm - REGISTER
As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at www.score.org.
FREE VIRTUAL Career Workshops
Virtual Career Exploration Workshop—Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email
Employment guidance is available through our vast array of careerresources! Identify your skills and interests to move forward to find the right career, upgrade through education and training, or change careers—we can help, no matter your current employment situation.
Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Virtual Resume Writing Workshop— Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email
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 have a digital copy of your resume available for this session.
Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Virtual Get That Job! Workshop— Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email
Portray your best self to potential employers through your resume, cover letter, interviews, social media, proper dress and communication. Have access to your digital resume and cover letter!
Fridays from 10:30am-11:30am - REGISTER ONLINE & 4:30pm-5:30pm - REGISTER ONLINE
Virtual Career Guidance Sessions
BCC Specialists will be available for one-on-one virtual assistance with those who need guidance compiling their resume, completing online job applications and general help with employment and career resources. Please have your digital document (s) ready for sharing on Zoom! See below for times: Register now for a Zoom session, invite for virtual consult will be sent via email
We will be offering 30-minute virtual appointments via Zoom during the following days/times:
Mondays Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 pm through 1:30pm and
from 6 pm through 7:30 pm REGISTER ONLINE
Mock Interview Sessions— Register now for a Zoom session, invite will be sent via email
An HR professional will be available for individual 30-minute virtual 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 will be asked to provide the industry/profession for which preparation is requested. .
Second Wednesdays from 2 pm - 4 pm - REGISTER ONLINE