The workshops at the MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Centers were designed to give you an edge in your job search by helping you learn new skills, sharpen the ones you have and provide you with insightful tips that will make you a desirable candidate for potential employers. Learn more about the workshops that we offer below and search for upcoming events.


ValleyWorks provides a broad range of computer-based training programs to help you develop key skills, enhance your knowledge and improve your marketability.  Self-Paced Learning Services are available in our Lawrence location allowing you to learn at your own pace and become proficient in a wide variety of Microsoft software programs:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlook

We also offer a number of programs that enhance a broad spectrum of job-readiness skills, including:

  • Contemporary (for HSE Prep)
  • ResumeMaker®
  • Mavis Beacon Typing (for typing skills)
  • Rosetta Stone (for learning English for Non-English Speakers)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • QuickBooks
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Photoshop CS4,
  • Flash CS4 Professional
  • HTML Fundamentals/Advanced
  • Dreamweaver CS4
  • Business Planning
  • Learn English
  • Learn Spanish


Cover Letter Writing
A good cover letter can get you an interview!

Résumé Basics
Do you need a help creating or updating a basic résumé? Call and attend Résumé Basics or Résumé Assistance

Résumé Writing Beyond Basics
Do you have a résumé but it is not landing you interviews? Join us for this interactive workshop to improve your résumé.

Résumé Critique
Is your résumé your best marketing tool? A Résumé Critique can help you discover if your marketing is on target and if not what you can do to reach your target. (NOTE: There is a $30 fee for this service)

Mock Interview
Need help to ace your next interview? (by appointment only) (NOTE: There is a $60 fee for this service)

Cover Letter Critique
Is cover letter is best it can be? A Cover Letter Critique can help you discover if your cover letter is on target and if not what you can do to improve your cover letter. Come in to schedule an Appointment (by appointment only)

Intermediate MS Word
(NOTE: There is a $50 fee for this service in advance; $75 the week of the event.)

Intermediate MS Excel
(NOTE: There is a $50 fee for this service in advance; $75 the week of the event.)

MS Power Point
(NOTE: There is a $50 fee for this service in advance; $75 the week of the event.)

MS Publisher
Please check back for an update on date/time. (NOTE: There is a $50 fee for this service in advance; $75 the week of the event.)


  • Customers need to pre-register for all workshops to reserve a seat
  • Call (978) 722-7000 during business hours and speak to staff to pre-register for workshops
  • Some workshops require a prerequisite, check the course description on the events calendar (prerequisites are noted with an *)
  • Our Career Centers reserve the right to cancel any workshop with insufficient enrollment
  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time, late-comers will not be admitted to a workshop session
  • If you require special assistance to attend a workshop, please see career center staff
  • Email, voice mail, or online workshop pre-registration services are not available at this time

Upcoming Events

View a list of upcoming events at both of our Career Center locations.

View Upcoming Events

Join our Networking Group. It is a great way to connect with the unpublished job market.

View Upcoming Networking Events

Find additional workshops below for job seekers of all ages, even youth!

ACT Career Ready 101 Workshop
Youth Workshop Descriptions

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