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Gwinnett County encouraging seniors to register for computer classesThe Gwinnett Senior Learning Center is encouraging Gwinnett seniors to register for free computer classes being offered in Septembe


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GLCC to host minority females running for statewide offices


The five minority female candidates running for statewide offices will lead a panel discussion at the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Enterprise Development Week luncheon. The luncheon will be held Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at This Is It Banquet facility, 2853 Panola Road, Lithonia.


State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler will moderate the history-making panel of black women who are seeking office. The candidates running are Connie Stokes (lieutenant governor); Doreen Carter (secretary of state), Valarie Wilson (state school superintendent); Robin Shipp (labor commissioner); and Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson (insurance commissioner). A meet and greet will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and panel forum.


The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To RSVP, visit


DeKalb Workforce Development Offers Work Readiness Workshops

DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May announces the August 2014 schedule for DeKalb Workforce Development’s (DWD) Work Readiness Workshops. The workshops are held at the DWD building located at 774 Jordan Lane, Building #4, Decatur, and are offered free of charge.


The Work Readiness Workshops are designed to empower job seekers with essential work readiness skills needed to secure employment. Workshop training topics include “Resume Writing,” “Interviewing Techniques,” “Personal Branding & Marketing”, “Networking” and “Basic Computer & Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite.” Since the program’s inception, more than 2,000 customers have attended DWD’s Work Readiness Workshops.


Below are scheduled times and days for the work readiness workshops for August:

Resume Writing
Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon

Personal Branding
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon

Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.; Second Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. – noon only
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Interviewing Techniques
Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Basic Computer
Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m.


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