Transitions Coordinators regularly meet with students in each Career Development program to incorporate personal development, career plans, job readiness, and professionalism lessons into classroom instruction. Lecture, group discussion, self-discovery inventories, and hands-on activities supplement technical training with additional soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Transitions Coordinators also work with program instructors to coordinate guest speakers, employer site visits and special events.
Madison Adult Career Center helps prepare students for employment. Although employment can never be guaranteed, the following services are available to every Career Development student: job search skills, resume preparation, and interview techniques.
Transitions Coordinators also network with area employers through job fairs, advisory committees and coordinate on-site employer visits for students. In addition we provide resumes to employers and coordinate student interviews upon an employer’s request.
Job postings are displayed and shared with program instructors. They are also announced via social networking for students and graduates that are actively seeking employment.
Transitions coordinators have posted office hours or can be available by appointment to work with students one-on-one to answer questions, assist with job search, complete employment applications, and create/update resumes.
Individual, family or relationship problems are common barriers to successful completion of a training program and future employment. Our Student Advocate meets individually with Career Development students at the beginning of their program to help identify and address these barriers.
In addition, students may request an individual appointment with our Student Advocate. Instructors and staff members may also refer a student to our Student Advocate if they feel a student needs assistance.