Career Prep Classroom Workshops

Employability Skills Training Classes for Middle and High School Students

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s Education & Training department offers a variety of career prep workshops for middle and high school students. Customized options are also available. These programs can be brought directly into the classroom as to supplement or add to the regular curriculum. All workshops are approximately 45-60 minutes in length – summaries of each option is listed below. Please allow a minimum of 90 minutes for customized workshops.

Workshop material covered is based on grade level and is adjusted to support the career development curriculum being used in each district. Our facilitators have several years of work experience and have been leading classroom workshops for many years.

Please contact Amy Watts at (810) 600-4068 or for more information.

Workshop Offerings

Business Etiquette

A fun, fast-paced, interactive way to introduce business etiquette to your students. Topics covered include handshaking, greeting a potential employer, appropriate walk, online etiquette, phone etiquette and basic life/employability skills such as diversity, listening, manners, responsibility, and teamwork.

Job Search/Networking

Learn how to search for a job via print and internet mediums. Topics of discussion include teen job statistics/facts, how and where to look for a job, networking activities and exploring to find a career that fits.

Application

A hands on workshop for students to learn the proper way to fill out an application. Information includes viewing examples of good and bad applications, practice filling out an application, and identifying what your best skills are.

Resume Preparation

A way to introduce or expand your students’ knowledge of creating a winning resume, cover letter and reference sheet. Workshop topics include tips for writing resumes, what information to include and exclude, learning to sell yourself in words, viewing examples of good and bad resumes, creating a pocket resume, cover letter and reference sheet (handwritten templates).

Interview Preparation

This workshop focuses on preparing students for an interview. Topics include how to dress, eye contact, practicing what you’ve learned through interview role play, and preparing to back up your skills.

How To Keep a Job

A great way for students to learn appropriate office etiquette and work behavior. Workshop topics to choose from include proper dress, proper protocol for dealing with workplace problems, office equipment usage, listening and teamwork.

Social Media/Workplace Ethics

This workshop focuses on the various social media options that are available today and the importance of maintaining a positive and professional image since so many employers utilize these avenues when looking for information about job seekers.

Customized Workshops

Many of our workshops are customized to meet the specific needs of each school building. This option allows you to request a workshop that incorporates 2 or more topics identified above.

High schools often request a series of workshops with a follow up session of Mock Interviews.

Workshop material covered is based on grade level and is adjusted to support the career development curriculum being used in each district. Our facilitators have several years of work experience and have been leading classroom workshops for many years.

Fee Structure/ Invoicing

$75 per hour of facilitation. Fee includes:

  • Facilitator Rate
  • Travel Costs
  • Administrative and Accounting Costs

Sessions are invoiced one hour of preparation time per topic

  • If we are facilitating Interview Preparation for 5 classes, you will be invoiced for 6 hours
    (Workshops typically do not exceed one (1) hour)

Invoicing will occur at the end of the scheduled sessions or series. There will be a reduced fee structure for schools that choose a series of topics over the course of several weeks. This will be determined on an individual case based on quantity of workshops delivered.

Workshop Request

Select and option below to submit your workshop request

  1. Complete the online request form
  2. Download the request form and submit according to the instructions provided
  3. Email your details to . Please be sure to include the same detail requested on the attached form – class times (be specific), dates, number of students, topics, etc.