Milpitas MyPlan Career Accelerator Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The purpose of the Milpitas MyPlan Career Accelerator Program is to provide Milpitas residents with customized access to job search tools and information. The program will offer residents workshops, assessments, career navigation and career counseling. The target audience are Milpitas unemployed, underemployed workers, and young adult learners impacted by COVID-19.

HOW IT WORKS

The core of the Milpitas MyPlan Career Accelerator Program will be based on NOVAworks’ nationally recognized MyPlan virtual career navigation platform. The Milpitas MyPlan Career Accelerator Program curriculum is organized in four phases:

• Career Focus
• Resumé and Application
• Job Search and Networking
• Interviewing and Negotiating

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

• Two cohorts of 15 residents in February and March 2022.
• 21 hours of available training over three weeks.
• Each participant will also have access to two hours of one-on-one career advising.

WEEK 1: All participants will concentrate on the Focus stage, including a workshop addressing self-assessments of skills and interests and a workshop addressing career research and defining marketability.

WEEK 2 & 3: Participants will choose from a menu of electives in the second and third weeks of the program. These electives will include all four phases: Focus; Resumé and Application; Job Search and Networking; and Interviewing and Negotiating, as well as Resilience and Communication skills.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

• Must be a Milpitas resident.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Training and experience equivalent to the completion of High School.

HOW TO APPLY

The application period for the February and March 2022 cohort opens on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 9:00 AM and closes on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 12:00 PM. Eligible applicants that are unemployed will be prioritized for the February and March 2022 cohorts. Please click on the icon below to apply. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, February 4, 2022, at 12:00 PM to be considered for this program.