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Workforce Development & Education Host BLAZES Volunteer Workshop

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m., WD&E will host a workshop for employees interested in volunteering for the BLAZES program. Attendees will learn or get a refresher on the hands-on science activities conducted with the students during their BLAZES visit. Lunch will be provided. Register before Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Upcoming Training Opportunities Available in Python and Arduino

The IT Division is offering training opportunities in “Intro/Advanced Arduino” on Sept. 23 and “Python as a Second Language” on Sept. 26. More>

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‘Science Outreach in the Classroom’ Workshop, Sept. 28

The Workforce Development & Education office is hosting a “Science Outreach in the Classroom” workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m, for Lab employees who are interested in volunteering to conduct science outreach in a classroom or school setting. Lunch will be provided. Register online by Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Public Affairs Offers Media Training Sept. 30

The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may need to speak to the news media or the public. Former CBS News producer, and current Lab Communications manager, Jon Weiner will lead this free class from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up. More>

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Active Shooter Response Training on Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to Noon

To help increase awareness of and preparation for possible incidences of workplace violence, Protective Services’ Al Benitez will offer active shooter training in the Building 50 Auditorium. Participants should be aware that the subject matter is sensitive. Consult training course LBL-0010 for more information on active shooter and other emergencies.

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Career Workshop for Postdocs on Aug. 24

The Lab’s Postdoc Association is hosting a career seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. The topic will be “Interviewing in Industry and at National Labs” with speaker Michel Foure of the Energy Technologies Area. Go here to register and for more information. This event is focused on postdocs, but all Lab researchers are invited to attend.

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Employee Volunteers Complete CERT Training

Fourteen employees completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The Lab’s FEMA-compliant program is part of the Disaster Assistance Teams (Building Emergency Team, Medical Emergency Response Team, CERT, and Damage Assessment Team), designed to augment professional response to disasters. Go here to see who completed the training.

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IT Training Opportunities

The IT Division is offering a series of training opportunities in Intro/Intermediate/Advanced Excel including a special “Excel for Science” class. Additional classes include “Advanced Arduino” and a Software Carpentry class on “Intro to the Unix Shell and Git” taught by Greg Wilson. For more information and to register go here.

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Lab Staff Complete UC Women’s Initiative for Empowerment Training

Rebecca Abergel (Chemical Sciences) and Michelle Lee (HR) completed the inaugural program, which provides professional development for mid-career women. Each campus nominated two candidates to attend four sessions. The program seeks to create a pipeline and network of women professionals who can contribute to one another’s and UC’s success.

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Active Shooter Response Training Offered July 11, 12, and August 8, 9

The training is offered on July 11 (3 to 4 p.m.), July 12 (11 a.m. to noon), August 8 (9 to 10 a.m.), and August 9 (1 to 2 p.m.) in the Building 50 Auditorium. Protective Service’s Al Benitez will lead the training. Participants are advised that subject matter is sensitive. See LBL-0010 for more information on active shooters and emergencies.

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