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The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce Job Club’s schedule. The purpose of the Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The free group is open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9:00–10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY. Business attire is encouraged. Convenient, free parking is available. Job Club is for you if you are motivated and currently out of work, underemployed or looking to make a career transition. In addition, recruiters and employers are always welcome and introduced to Job Club attendees. For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905, the Fayette Cooperative Extension office at 859-257-5582, or the UK Staff Career Development Office at 859-257-1946. Additional information including testimonials from former Job Club participants can be viewed at: www.ukalumni.net/jobclub.
Job Club Meeting Schedule*:
Tuesday, January 14: Guard against the Job Search Flu
Tuesday, January 28: Identify and Overcome Obstacles in Your Job Search
Tuesday, February 11: Write a Resume That Lands Interviews
Tuesday, February 25: Improve your Likeability; Improve Your Job Search (Nobody Sells a Car That Runs Too Well)
Tuesday, March 11: Interview Best Practices
Tuesday, March 25: Networking 101: How to Develop, Maintain and Grow an Effective Network
Tuesday, April 8: Research Your Target Organization BEFORE the Interview: What to Know and How to Find Out
Tuesday, April 22: Tighten Your Budget after a Job Loss
Tuesday, May 13: Personal Branding 101
Tuesday, May 27: Job Search Strategies & Advice from a Panel of Former Job Club Participants
*Attendance at all sessions is not required but is recommended.
Locust Trace Agriscience Farm Summer Camps
The camp is totally FREE. Participants only need transportation to and from Locust Trace. There are 2 weeks of camp, the first has a STEM focus, the second is focused on animals. Participants can participate in either or both of the weeks. The first week of camp (STEM) is June 16th – 20th, the second week (Animals) is the 23rd – 27th. It runs from 9am – 3pm. Lunch is catered in from local restaurants each day at no charge to the participants. Remember….its FREE! While they enjoy their lunch they will listen to guest lectures from women in the field. They will take a field trip to Alltech, touring the facilities learning about all they do and have engaging discussions with the scientists during their visit. They will learn leadership skills through a special Equine Assisted Learning workshop by UK. Work with animals each day to sharpen their veterinary technician skills, learn the basics of working with horses (yes, they will be working with our horses!), and how to interact and care for a variety of other animals. This camp is hands on, project based learning. During the STEM week they will design and build a hydrogen cell car, design and build a puzzle cube of their own to take home, conduct multiple forensic investigations, and learn all about maintaining/diagnose an automobile (oil change, change a flat....).
Please pass info about this camp on, there are limited spots, and it's a great opportunity for kids to learn in a fun and interactive environment. Did I mention it was free!!! Please review the flyer, and find the application at the link below. We at Locust Trace have worked very hard designing this camp, and we are so excited to offer this great opportunity. You can find additional information on our website, as well as in the attached flyer. If interested, please fill out an application and send it to me, ASAP. Any other questions, please feel free to contact me at Tracy.Parks@fayette.kyschools.us
Camp information on our website: http://www.locusttrace.fcps.net/calendar-dates