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Mobile job training unit returning
Visits library on monthly basis
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

* What: Georgia Mountains Workforce Development mobile unit

* When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday

* Where: Cumming library, 585 Dahlonega Hwy.

* Cost: Free

Anyone looking for employment can take advantage of a free service this week. 

Georgia Mountains Workforce Development, a division of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, will bring its mobile training unit to the Cumming library, 585 Dahlonega Hwy., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

This will be the first of three visits to the library by the mobile unit this quarter. The other stops will be at the same hours Feb. 18 and March 18.

Laura Bradley, program manager for the library system, said the unit first visited the local site in November.

“Patrons greatly benefited from the visit and as a result the Cumming library will host the mobile training unit on a monthly basis,” she said.

The mobile unit provides computer and Internet access to help those on the job market with various tasks such as online job searches, career interest assessments and skills testing.

Micah Thomas, the mobile training unit instructor, said other services available include help with writing resumes and cover letters, as well as interview skills.

He said previous stops throughout the region, which includes 13 northeast Georgia counties, have drawn as many as 25 people.

“[They] do not have to pre-register to visit the mobile unit,” he said. “And there is no limit on how many people can be served during the time frame.”

However, he advised those seeking resume or cover letter assistance to bring rough drafts with them or “at least have the information handy.”

“This helps in the process since there will just be one work force development person on hand to assist everyone,” he said.

The northeast Georgia mobile training unit, which can accommodate up to six people at a time, and others throughout the state have been in operation since June 2013.

“During that time we have served over 500 people through various avenues,” Thomas said.

“The first question people ask when they see the mobile unit is, ‘What is it?’ and the last question they ask is, ‘When are you coming back?’”