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Davenport offers free course to help unemployed land their next job

The course will allow them to hone their presentation skills and build their resume.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On April 23, Davenport University announced that it will offer a free career-focused class to people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

The online course will provide an opportunity for participants to hone their presentation skills, build their resumes, enhance their LinkedIn profiles and earn three college credits. It's a 7-week course and there will be four different sessions with two starting May 6 and two beginning July 1.

“Davenport is in a unique position to help those laid-off or furloughed by the pandemic get back on their feet,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas, president of Davenport University. 

Pappas also said, “Helping our fellow Michiganders aligns with our mission as a university to help individuals earn degrees that will lead to successful careers.”

The course will be offered online and utilize free digital education resources and presentations from multiple university departments to help participants brush on their skill to quickly reenter the work force.

Those interested in the course are encouraged to call Davenport University at (800)686-1600 or visit Davenport's Career Builder website.

Individuals who wish to partake in the class must have been working full-time and laid-off or furloughed amid coronavirus. 

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