March 23, 2022

Manufacturing – Career Planning and Resources

In this course, you’ll learn the twelve major subindustries of manufacturing and some resources that can help you navigate career planning. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe twelve major subindustries in manufacturing • Explain the benefits of networking • Use the best online job posting sites for manufacturing • Find manufacturing job descriptions • Find salary and job growth information
March 23, 2022

Define Your Brand

Before you can live your personal brand, you must define it. Many things make up your personal brand, including your values, talents, and mission. This course explores the steps for defining your personal brand. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the steps for defining a personal brand • List different areas to consider when assessing your brand • Describe the importance of defining a target audience • Describe the benefits of identifying your competition
March 23, 2022

Develop Your Brand Messages

Your brand messages communicate your brand to your target audience. It is important to spend time and effort crafting your messages so that they convey your brand effectively. This course defines different brand messages you might choose to create. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Set goals for a personal brand • Define different types of brand messages • Write brand messages, including a brand statement, elevator speech, and tagline
March 23, 2022

Kicking Off Your Job Search

Finding a job usually isn’t as easy as walking into a local business and asking for work. Doing some upfront work before you start your job search can pay off in more than one way. In this course, you’ll discover everything you need to know to prepare for a successful job search. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify what you want in a job • Know how to find career advice • Describe ways to set yourself up for job-hunting success • List the skills that companies seek in employees • Assess your skills so that you can highlight them in your job search • Describe how to share samples of your work • Understand the importance of personal branding • Check your online image • Use technology effectively in your job search
March 23, 2022

Implement Your Brand Strategy

Once you have defined your brand and written your brand messages, you are ready to plan and implement your brand strategy. This course discusses the steps for implementing a brand strategy. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List methods to communicate your personal brand to others • Brand your resume and cover letters • Define a social media strategy • Understand the purpose of networking
March 23, 2022

Finding Jobs to Apply For

After you know which industry you’d like to target, it’s time to start applying for jobs. In this course, you’ll learn how to keep track of the application process, as well as how to find positions to apply for. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Understand how to track your job search • Describe how to research companies • List places to locate job listings • Know how to respond to a job listing • Describe the purpose of an informational interview
March 23, 2022

Manufacturing – A Future Worth Exploring

Manufacturing jobs are on the rise in the U.S. This course discusses the benefits of working in manufacturing. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe the current workforce needs in manufacturing and how that number is projected to grow over the next decade. • Describe how manufacturing outpaces all other industries in salary, benefits, and opportunity for growth. • Explain the history and evolution of manufacturing in the U.S. • Describe the varied opportunities and career paths available in manufacturing. • Explain why companies are choosing to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
March 23, 2022

Networking

Networking is about connecting with your contacts on a regular basis. It’s not about reaching out to your network only when you want something. In this course, you’ll discover how the proper use of networking can help you land a job. By the end of this course, you will be able to • List the ways networking can help you develop your career • Describe why networking is about connecting • Understand the keys to building lasting networking relationships • Describe how to meet networking contacts • Understand social media’s role in networking • Identify places to network • Describe how to network
March 23, 2022

Manufacturing – Components of Production

A manufacturing plant requires many components and teams of people to get a product made. It is truly amazing to see people, equipment, and machines all working together in a sort of symphony. In this course, you’ll learn all the working parts of a manufacturing plant, paying close attention to the production component, as this is the department where most manufacturing employees get their start. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define the six major components of production in manufacturing • Identify and explain the different careers that each of these concentrations can offer • Explain the benefits of cross training