Employment Training

9:00am – 10:00am

DAILY ZOOM ATTENDANCE REQUIRED

Please be prepared to debrief your work search/work readiness activity with a CDC/TaST staff member and ask any questions you may have. Click the appropriate Zoom class link below to attend CDC/TaST every weekday morning and your attendance will be recorded.

CDC DAILY ATTENDANCE ZOOM LINK

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81133046054?pwd=MGdGSm04UnQ4bVhleEYwdVVmRnNaZz09

TaST DAILY ATTENDANCE ZOOM LINK

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88492645924?pwd=SGVBSnY1aXVsampCQi9rYSs1SDFUQT09

DON’T HAVE ZOOM? DOWNLOAD THE APP USING THIS LINK

https://zoom.us/download
If you need assistance, contact a CDC/TaST staff member.

MONTHLY CALENDAR OF WORKSHOPS (participation required)

We understand how busy life can get, so Nine Star has made it easy for everyone to find and join Workshops that will accommodate both your schedule and your interests!

Participation in our Work Readiness Workshops is mandatory. They provide valuable knowledge, guidance, and helpful tips for a variety of popular subjects surrounding individual needs and how they relate in the current work force. The workshops have been carefully developed to provide a short, but informative experience!

Use the calendar link below to view all of the Work Readiness Workshops that will be presented this month. To help you plan out your week, the calendar outlines the specifics; date, day, time, and length of each workshop. In addition, it also provides a brief description of each workshop and most importantly, the Zoom Meeting link.

EDUCATIONAL + CAREER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS

Nine Star is here to help! We provide guidance, registration instruction and website navigation assistance.

AKCIS

https://akcis.org
Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS). Create a portfolio, take assessments, explore careers, research education opportunities, compile scholarships, build a resume, and put some planning tools to work for you! A Nine Star staff member will assist you with your initial registration.

ALISON

https://alison.com
Let the exploration begin! Empower yourself and take advantage of free online certificate and diploma courses…thousands to choose from! Get career guidance and boost your resume. Get Skilled, get certified, get hired!

GCF LEARN FREE

https://gcflearnfree.org
Learn the essential skills necessary to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and typing, to how to operate your smart phone and more! GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons and more than 1,000 instructional videos!

WORKKEYS (ACT Curriculum)

WorkKeys assessments can increase your opportunities for jobs, apprenticeships, career changes and advancement. The assessments measure your hard skills and soft skills that can be relevant to any occupation, and are valued and sought after by employers across jobs and industries. WorkKeys tests measure foundational Math and Reading skills needed for workplace success. Complete all three tests to earn your National Career Readiness Certificate.

STUDY

Please contact CDC or TaST staff for website registration assistance to gain access to the WorkKeys Study Guide and practice testing.

TEST (by appointment only)

Please call (907) 339-0881 or (907) 744-7586 to schedule your testing appointment. Nine Star conducts WorkKeys testing on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 730 I Street in Anchorage

OPAC TESTING/CERTIFICATION

OPAC software measures critical skills & abilities in a modern, job-related manner. The Office Proficiency Assessment & Certification (OPAC) system is a comprehensive office, clerical, and software skills testing and certification program, which is done online by request only. If you would like to test, please call (907) 339-0881 or (907) 744-7586 for test site access.

STAFF CONTACT

CDC MENTOR

Yazary LiAven
(907) 375-3752
yazaryl@ninestar.org

SENIOR CDC MENTOR

Lindsay Wittick
(602) 903-4937
lindsayw@ninestar.org

TaST MENTOR

Luis Martinez
(907) 375-3713
luism@ninestar.org

CDC/TaST COORDINATOR

James Harris
(907) 744-7586
jamesh@ninestar.org