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Career Skills Enhancement Program Information:

The Career Skills Enhancement Program's ( CSEP ) mission is to educate university employees to improve job and lifelong learning skills.

CSEP is open to all full-time and part-time university employees.  Classes are held in the Memorial Center in room E203.

Work release may be approved for employees by supervisors -- no lost pay, no need to use annual leave.

Employees are allowed one hour per day, three hours per week.  Classes are always open to new students - you may join CSEP at any time.

Progress in class is confidential.  An individual learning plan will be designed for you.

Individual and group instruction is provided in a fun and friendly learning environment.

" Walk-in " assistance is also available for employees who need help with email, pay stubs, applications (eJobs), forms, Goldlink Self-Service, etc.

Who is this program for?

CSEP is open to all regular full- and part-time university employees. Anyone interested in improving their basic skills. All skill levels are welcome. Skill levels include GED candidates and employees desiring basic skills refreshment.

What kind of classes can I take?

Instruction is offered in writing, math, computer literacy, GED preparation and algebra.  Computer-based instruction is available in keyboarding.  Windows XP Operating System is used and computer software used includes Microsoft Office 2007 and Mavis Beacon Typing Tutorial. Instruction is provided in small groups, one-on-one instruction, and computerized training.

When can I attend a class?

Work release is approved for all employees. Classes are held by arrangement Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Special arrangements can be explored for employees working other shifts. 

How does this program benefit ETSU?

Life-long learning leads to improved employee productivity, morale, self-esteem, and opportunities for advancement. Technology learned in the program will provide the employees with the necessary skills to keep up with constantly changing job requirements.

East Tennessee State University is committed to providing opportunities to all employees for career development and continued education.   The Office of Human Resources is aware of the value and necessity of employee training, education, and development in maintaining a productive work force.

This program is designed to assist employees in improving job and lifelong learning skills.  The basic skills you improve in this program will lead to improved productivity, morale, self-esteem, and opportunities for advancement.  The technology learned will help you develop the new skills necessary to keep up with today's changing work force.  This program is a benefit of working at the university, and everyone is encouraged to contact the Employee Development Center to see how we can help you attain your goals.

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