Dallas College is committed to connecting our community to employment opportunities, career readiness tools, training and other resources across Dallas County to prepare them for the workforce. If you need a job now or need to become work ready, please see the resources listed below.
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Free Job Preparation Tools
Use Jobtimize to find out which jobs fit best with your personality, interests, skills, and experience and use your Jobtimize profile to search and apply for jobs within our live database or through integrated job boards (such as Indeed).
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Accenture Skills to Succeed is an online training program that helps learners build the skills and confidence needed to make smart career choices. Click Search Now button to learn more.
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An interest assessment can help you identify careers that meet your interests. Interest assessments usually ask you a series of questions about what you like and don't like to do. Then they match your likes and dislikes to careers.
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Supporting Furloughed Workers
COVID-19 Skills Development Fund
The Texas Workforce Commission is supporting manufacturing and retail industries by offering to train roughly 1,500 furloughed career seekers. These online classes are supported by Dallas College locations and funded through TWC grants. Interested participants should check with their employer for involvement status
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Texas Restaurant Association
The Texas Restaurant Association is looking to train furloughed and new career seekers interested in the hospitality industry. 50 employers from across the North Texas region will participate in this specially funded grant in order to meet the needs of the Association.
Coronavirus Guidance Resources
Virtual learning meets interactive video courses. 180 Skills is an online classroom that places an emphasis on developing your employability through soft-skills training. Classes range from advanced manufacturing to aerospace industries. Dallas College currently offers 180 Skills courses that center around returning to work during COVID-19.
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Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) and Dallas College are teaming up to offer virtual courses to participants interested in entry level employment in the supply chain and logistics industry. ASCM is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. Courses begin in September.
WorkReadyU offers a no-cost adult education program that teaches you the skills needed for college or career success. The program proudly offers ESL and GED classes along with job training. Online classes are available during daytime and evening hours beginning August 2020.
PMP and Six Sigma
Dallas College is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Army and the Department of Defense to develop programs for transitional service men and women. Courses begin September 1 and are also available to furloughed workers and new career seekers.
Interested in data mining, machine learning or artificial intelligence? Dallas College is offering virtual, extended fast track learning programs to furloughed workers. Courses are scheduled to start in early September.
In all grant awards there is customized curriculum involved on how to return employees to a safe and healthy work environment; and then for employers on how to receive workers back to a safe work environment (including furloughed workers). There is a great emphasis across all grants in safety, PPE’s, etc., to go along with the respective industry specializations.
AT&T – Open hotspots and $10/month plans to low-income families.
Comcast – Free Wi-Fi for 60 days for low-income families, and all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public during this time.
Dallas Public Library – Dallas residents can take advantage of their new hotspot lending program.