The Kaskaskia College Success Center
will offer a free event on Thursday, July 25 to introduce members of the community
to the new College Central Network (CCN). Kaskaskia College is now utilizing the CCN as
part of its ongoing effort to help meet the employment needs of students,
alumni, community members, and employers.
The CCN allows users to view job postings, to create and send resumes
and portfolios, and to learn about employment related topics such as
interviewing skills and more.
Wendy Blythe, Kaskaskia College’s
Career Services Specialist, uses the CCN as a major tool in her strategies for
helping people find employment. “The
CCN is a national clearing house for job seekers to seek employment and for
employers looking for qualified candidates,” she said. “It contains so much information that is
useful for candidates, including links to tutorial videos, other employment
databases, career counseling and advice.
It puts in one place the tools needed for a successful job search.”
One can also upload or create a resume
in a variety of styles using the build a resume tool, or build a portfolio that
show off one’s skills. Potential
employers can then view these resumes and portfolios in searching for qualified
candidates and alert the job seekers of the results.
CCN is intuitive and easy to use, and
offers resources to answer many of the questions job seekers have, but it is
only part of what KC Career Services has to offer. Wendy Blythe will meet with and help job
seekers with resumes, interviewing skills, and more. She has also scheduled seminars on using the
CCN and other Career Services at the Colleges Education Centers and branch
Campus in Vandalia this summer.
The event in Centralia will be held Thursday,
July 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the KC Workforce Center located at 325 S.
Poplar in Centralia. For more
information regarding any of KC’s career services, please contact Wendy Blythe
at 618-545-3073 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.