YMCA to host workshops

By Kelsey Kimbler

EATON — YMCA is hosting nine events in the Dayton area, geared to help job seekers find a fulfilling career, with great pay, and no requirement of a four year degree. Preble County’s YMCA will be holding its event on Thursday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.

The Dayton YMCA, Spectrum Career, LLC, and Sinclair College are hosting free events for unhappily employed, under-employed or unemployed Miami Valley residents at nine YMCA locations through and June 22. According to an August 2016 Gallup poll, 46 percent of American adults working full or part-time and are not completely satisfied with their job.

If you are one of them, join many others at your local YMCA for an event that outlines a practical step by step system for getting the career direction you have been looking for, but haven’t known where to start. Register at www.JobSearchThatWorks.com/YMCA.

Step II Grad Calvin Feltman said, “I went from waiting tables to getting a full-time job and actually progress into adulthood…”

Step II Grad Drew Schell said, “Overall, Sinclair gave me a really good base to start my machining career.”

“My life has been changed by Step II in the fact that I now have a direction where I want to go in my future. It’s really set me on the path to what I really want to do in my life,” added Anthony Carballo, Step II Grad.

The myths:

•You’ll never get a real job without a four-year degree.

•Nobody’s hiring. The good jobs are taken.

•You can’t support a family on one income anymore.

The facts:

•51 percent of Americans have careers that don’t require a four year degree

•There are over 500,000 job openings right now at stable, growing companies across Ohio – thousands of them in the Miami Valley that offer rewarding, hands-on work (no degree required).

•Professionals who get 2 years of hands-on training are earning $60,000 at entry level jobs all over Ohio (and are being promoted to salaries over $100,000 per year after only three to five years.

The Preble County event will be held on Thursday, June 22 at the YMCA, located at 450 Washington Jackson Rd. in Eaton.

Raymond Gooch, founder of Spectrum Career, LLC has over 30 years employment industry experience and provides coaching services on the most efficient and effective methods of career selection and job search. Through his work with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Gooch has trained trainers in workforce development organizations all across the country. His podcast and blog are filled with advice for workers in transition and can be found at www.JobSearchThatWorks.com.

By Kelsey Kimbler