The Over 40 Job Seekers Connection is a networking group that focuses on the unique challenges facing individuals over the age of 40 who are pursuing or transitioning to a new career or searching for a new job. Led by Ginny Rehberg, President of Rehberg Management Group, each session has a facilitated discussion on topics including ageism, discrimination law, discussing career changes or transitions, overcoming being “overqualified,” and shattering stereotypes.
The group will have a limited number of spaces, so please reserve your spot ahead of time by...
Let's get messy exploring clay at the Harvard Ed Portal! Taught by Ceramics Program instructor Jenny Blicharz, this four-day workshop will teach the basics of hand-building with clay. Participants will be guided to make a variety of functional objects to take home, inspired by the animal kingdom. This workshop is open to Ed Portal members in grades four and five.
To reserve their spot, participants will pay a $20 deposit which will be refunded at the end of the workshop.
This course is intended for Harvard Ed Portal members who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.
Pre-requisites: Participants must be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Participants should also be comfortable working in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications,...
Learn more about entering this field with a competitive wage and steady paycheck, insurance and retirement benefits, training and education and a diversified career path!
Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an information session about the Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program. In partnership with Action for Boston Community Development, Building Pathways prepares participants for a union apprenticeship and provides six weeks of hands-on exposure to the trades including electricians, bricklayers, carpenters, operating engineers, laborers, and more.
Learn about how the way you organize and operate your business can affect your tax status and liabilities. Also, learn about your responsibilities as a business owner and employer and learn the common mistakes small business owners and how best to avoid them. This workshop will take some of the mystery out of these issues to help you operate your business soundly and within the law.
We cannot give you specific tax advice regarding your business or situation, but will help you understand the basic principles.
What’s the difference between my brand and my skills?
Do I have a “reputation” and what am I known for?
How do I enhance my brand for career success?
Success at work involves not only what you do (skills) but also how you do it (brand). Your reputation at work whether positive, neutral, or negative has major impact on your career goals and direction. This session will give you the insights you need to build your brand, increase your influence, and expand your...
By better understanding digital trends in social media, educators can open channels of communication with students and families. From likes to retweets and comments, social media provides endless opportunities for families to get involved. Yet these tools can also raise a number of questions. What platform is best for open discussions? What type of content is most interesting or useful to parents?
Join the Harvard Ed Portal for Tech Talk for Educators: Social Media for Family Engagement, a free workshop presented by Rhianon Gutierrez, Digital Learning Specialist at Boston...
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 03 2018 except Mon Feb 19 2018, Mon May 28 2018, Mon Sep 03 2018, Mon Oct 08 2018, Mon Nov 12 2018.
11:00am to 12:30pm
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston
Connecting with other job seekers can make all the difference between exhaustion and enthusiasm. Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques. You are invited to exchange job leads, business cards, resumes, networking techniques, and interviewing tips. The topics addressed each week are based on input from the group—so come prepared to articulate the kind of job you are seeking.
Harvard Ed Portal members will be guided through practice activities to refresh their Microsoft Word skills. Activities are based on beginner and intermediate skill level. It is recommended you attend our Beginner or Intermediate Word class before registering.
Please note: You must be a member of the Harvard Ed Portal, live in Allston-Brighton or be the parent/guardian of a student who attends the Gardner Pilot Academy to attend this course. The Harvard Ed Portal reserves the right to cancel RSVP for registrants who do not meet...
Are you considering a career in the building trades but don't have any experience? The Harvard Careers in Construction Program (HCCP) provides training, resources, mentoring, work experience, and job search assistance in preparation for the Building Pathways Program and Building Trade Apprenticeships. HCCP aims to help participants secure gainful, long-term employment in the construction industry. You must be an Allston-Brighton resident or Ed Portal member to participate. Join us for an information session to learn more and apply!