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Youth Workshops at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center are open and available to all youth, ages 14 through 21.  Workshops are generally offered throughout the month on Thursday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at PPWFC, unless otherwise noted.  Please be sure to check our calendar for workshop topic and register in advance to reserve your spot.
There is no cost to attend the workshops; however, you must first set up an account  in the state database, Connecting Colorado to attend. To set up your account, click here.
For a list of adult workshops currently being offered, click here.  Youth workshops are designated by "YZ" preceding the workshop name.
For more information about the Youth Workshops and to sign up, call 719.667.3860.

December 24 &25 PPWFC Closed for Christmas! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 19, PPWFC is closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

New Year's Day January 1, 2015, PPWFC is closed for New Year's Day,

YZ Be a Superstar at Work: You've got the job, now get promoted! From interviewing to being a success at your new job, this workshop prepares you for each step on your way to becoming a good employee. Learn how to communicate with your employer and earn the recognition you deserve. We will discuss how to navigate the working world and keep yourself safe on the job. Stress management, team work, and leadership are all topics covered during this fun overview to entering the workforce. Don’t miss this workshop because advancement in your job now, and in the future, depends upon it!

For more info or to reserve a seat for this event, click here

YZ Face Time: Youth Mock Interviews Nervous about interviewing? In this workshop you will practice your interview skills and reduce anxiety. You will be interviewed in a real-life setting and receive feedback from your interviewers on the spot. You must make an appointment between 12:30 and 4 p.m.

For more info or to reserve a seat for this event, click here

YZ Flip Your Script and Unleash Your Superhero Self! Ever feel powerless about what has happened in your past and worry about how it can impact your future? With ‘Flip Your Script’ you can regain your power! We all have things that don’t make us proud: a spotty job history; getting fired; low grades; or even a legal history. This workshop helps you face your past and move forward in a positive way. You will create your own script about where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you hope to go in the future. This workshop will help you to discover your hidden potential and teach you ways to unleash your superhero self to overcome negative thoughts and grow your strengths.

For more info or to reserve a seat for this event, click here

YZ Ready-Set-Work Do you have what it takes to find a job and nail the interview? Or, is something holding you back? In this workshop, we discuss the process of finding a job and outshining your competition. Explore your real purpose on the planet and how that applies to your career path. After this workshop, you will walk through the employer’s door with confidence, ace the interview, get that job and be a superstar at work!

For more info or to reserve a seat for this event, click here

YZ Résumé Writing and Filling Out Applications Get your resume right and get the job! Have you struggled to put together a solid résumé when your work history is spotty or even nonexistent? As a young person, at the beginning of your career, we can help you develop an impressive résumé that highlights your strengths by incorporating your current activities into marketable job skills. Learn the words to use on your résumé that give it POWER, while being aware of what you should and shouldn't include on your résumé.

For more info or to reserve a seat for this event, click here

YZ WIA Orientation An overview of the WIA Program for Youth. Learn how we can help you find a job, pay for school, and much more! In addition, your reading and math skills will be assessed to help determine your eligibility to participate in the program. Sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday; Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Don’t miss this opportunity to start mapping out your road to success. Sign up today!

For more info or to reserve a seat for this event, click here

Open Lab Open Lab is available everyday to help you improve your keyboarding, test your office skills knowledge, learn basic computer skills, and enhance your emotional intelligence. During Open Lab you can test for MS Word, Excel, Windows. No registration necessary. This is a COMPUTER-BASED, SELF-PACED LAB. A lab assistant is available to help you. Open Lab Times; Monday: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Wednesday: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Friday: 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.


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Events Calendar
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Upcoming Events
Job Search 401: LinkedIn and Your Job Search

YZ Flip Your Script and Unleash Your Superhero Self!

Basics Computer- Part 1

Job Search 101: Intro to PPWFC Orientation

YZ Ready-Set-Work

Job Search 201: H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Internet Resources on Employment & Development)

Resume 201: Create a Better Resume

Interview 101: Preparing For The Interview

Careers 101: Personality and Career - Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)

MS Word Skills -Part 2

YZ Face Time: Youth Mock Interviews

YZ Résumé Writing and Filling Out Applications

Xerox Hiring Event:

US Census Bureau Hiring Event:

WIS International Hiring Event:

12.24.2014 - 12.25.2014
December 24 &25 PPWFC Closed for Christmas!

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day