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Kirtland Community College offers employment skills class to Tawas residents

ROSCOMMON – Kirtland Community College will be offering a Community Education employment skills course in Tawas beginning October 3 and running for three weeks.

Employment Skills – How to Get Hired will help bridge the gap between your skill and experience and what employers are seeking. Learn how to get an interview and land a job. Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at the Iosco Regional Education Service Agency (IRESA), 27 North Rempert Road, Tawas.  The cost for the course is $20.

According to Kirtland instructor Clay Horton, Employment Skills – How to get Hired starts with a frank discussion of the regional labor market and a realistic assessment of what skills are needed for employment. Credentials and paperwork needed for employment are addressed with emphasis on effective resumes, cover letters, and appropriate follow up. The benefits of developing a portfolio are addressed.

“One of the hardest jobs you will ever hold is looking for a suitable job,” Horton said. “The course will conclude with mock interviews and a review of real world interview questions and how to handle various situations so you can be better prepared in an interview setting and be a strong contender to land the job.”

Kirtland provides open access to education and cultural opportunities to enrich the lives of the people in northern Michigan.  The faculty and staff seek to offer higher education in a student-focused environment, providing transfer and career technical programs; developmental studies; workforce development; personal enrichment and cultural opportunities.  Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s three locations – near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord and Kirtland-West Branch.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.

For more information about the Employment Skills class, or how to register for this and any other course selection, visit online at or call 989-275-5000, extension 279.