Now Hiring: Afterschool Program Support Staff

Are you looking for a job that involves shaping young minds? Look no further because the BGC and Neighborhood Learning Alliance have just the job for you. A local afterschool program is now hiring another support staffer to attend to the academic and social needs of students from Pittsburgh Arsenal K-5 and Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5. Work afternoon hours and earn good pay while helping elementary school students boost their reading and mathematical skills. Some leadership experience is required; all candidates must pass various background checks. Click the link below to learn more about this excellent career opportunity.

Job Posting – AfterschoolSupportStaff

Summer Jobs in the Hospitality Industry

Looking for a job this summer? One of our neighbors on Evaline Street just landed a job through LGC Hospitality Staffing, a firm that orchestrates placement at work-sites like PNC Park and Heinz Field, among others. Specializing in the hospitality industry, LGC offers a number of full and part-time positions in the Pittsburgh area. Staffing manager Sara Vuich will work with each candidate to find them the right job, regardless of their background or work experience. Interested candidates seeking more information can email pittsburgh@lgcassociates.com or call 412-343-5087.

Certified Application Counselor Training

Want to help people enroll in affordable health coverage? The BGC and the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center are hosting a training this Saturday, Nov. 8, for volunteers to become an Affordable Care Act Certified Application Counselor. The training is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5321 Penn Avenue. Call 412-206-1298 to register.

Train to Be a Lifeguard

To help area residents prepare for the responsibility of being lifeguards, the American Red Cross is hosting its annual Lifeguard Training School in Pittsburgh May 10 to 13 and May 17 to 20, offering new lifeguard training and recertification classes. Every year, the local Red Cross certifies hundreds of locals in lifeguarding skills. Participants learn lifesaving skills – including First Aid, CPR and AED – which prepare them to handle aquatic emergencies with responsibility and knowledge.

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training School will be held in the Trees Hall Pool at the University of Pittsburgh, located at Darrah Street and Allequippa Street in Oakland. Numerous class options will be offered.

To gain new lifeguard certification, which is valid for two years, students should attend all four days of either session A or B. The cost for full certification is $350.

SESSION A (all four days must be attended for full certification)
Thursday, May 10; 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, May 11; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 12; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

SESSION B (all four days must be attended for full certification)
Thursday, May 17; 6 – 10 p.m.
Friday, May 18; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 19; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 20; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To qualify for entry, candidates must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled class; swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for two minutes using only the legs; and complete a timed event within one minute and 40 seconds (swim 20 yards, surface dive into deep water, retrieve a 10-pound object, swim back to the starting point, then remove the object without a ladder or steps).

Candidates will learn proper lifeguard and rescue techniques; how to treat injuries and other medical emergencies; how to administer CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); and will earn certification for employment opportunities that can make a difference in people’s lives.

The cost is $350 for the full course; $200 for recertification (last three days of each session) and $110 for CPR and AED certification (Saturday, May 12 or Saturday, May 19).

For more information or to register, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

AARP Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Women’s Scholarship Program Call for Applicants

The AARP Foundation has announced a call for entries for its sixth annual Women’s Scholarship Program. The program provides funds to low-income women ages 50 and older who are seeking new job skills, training, and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families.
To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be able to demonstrate financial need, and enroll in an accredited school or technical training program within six months of the scholarship award date. The program will give priority to women raising the family members of others, to women that have been out of the workforce for more than a year, and to older women veterans.
Scholarship winners are chosen on the basis of financial need, personal circumstances and achievements, educational goals, and the likely impact of the scholarship on their lives.
Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000, depending on financial need and the cost of the education or training program. The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds and the number of applicants. In 2011, the program awarded over three hundred and fifty scholarships.
Funds may be used for partial or full tuition, fees, and books, and may be used for part-time as well as full-time study. Funds will be distributed directly to the institution.
Complete program guidelines and application procedures are available at the AARP website: http://www.aarp.org/womensscholarship/.

Computer Training Opportunities

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation/Pittsburgh Connects, in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, is proud to offer the following trainings:

Microsoft Word Basics (Tuesday, February 14th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft Word can be used to build resumes; create calendars; design business cards, mailing labels, schedules, budgets, fliers, certificates; and much more. This course will teach you how to justify text, create columns, customize borders, and insert WordArt and pictures.

Resume Writing (Friday, February 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) A resume is a vital component of every job search. This training, conducted by Walter Fortson (author of Resume Writing Without Paid Work Experience), will teach you how to make your resume as effective as possible.

Microsoft Excel Basics (Tuesday, February 21st from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft Excel uses a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data. Excel can be used to manage finances while creating a budget or operate business expenses while keeping inventory. This course will teach you how to work with a spreadsheet, create and manage a budget, and input basic formulas.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics (Tuesday, February 28th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program that is used to  easily create powerful professional presentations. From simple to advanced designs, PowerPoint will provide the tools you need to present any type of information on any subject to any type or size audience.

All trainings will be held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty (130 S. Whitfield Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206). To register:  E-mail your name and phone number to EastLibertyTrainings@gmail.com (tell us which class you want to take) or call 412-254-4007.