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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.
 
 

Fall Job Fair 

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How to Make the Job Fair Work for YOU! There is more to attending a Job Fair than just showing up. This workshop will guide you in how to research employers in advance, how to create an elevator pitch, how to develop your game plan for the job fair, how to talk with recruiters, the art of follow up, and why persistence pays! Please note: some of these workshops are being held at libraries throughout the community. Please be sure to verify the location before registering.

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Professional Clothing Consultations Make an appointment for a Bushiness Attire Fitting with your personal style consultant. Participants will receive a $20 gift voucher to Discover Goodwill retail stores. Limited to the first 50 registrants.

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Professional Image Fair Are you prepared for the PPWFC Fall Job Fair? Don't miss the Professional Image Fair for helpful tips and techniques to help you stand out from the crowd. You MUST have an account in www.connectingcolorado.com to attend. September 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 1019 and 1020 at the Citizens Service Center. No registration required but bring your PPWFC scan card for express entry.



September 7 - PPWFC CLOSED for Labor Day 



Stellar Information & Employment Opportunity Event Stellar Restaurant Solutions is a progressive company that offers an exciting and diverse range of career opportunities. They value “family culture,” Open Book Management, profit sharing, and always strive to promote from within. It is their firm belief that investing in the development of their people is the key to their growth and continual success. Please note that this session is limited to eight participants. If you are chosen to participate, you will be notified by phone.

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TABE Assessments TABE is the Test of Adult Basic Education which determines your current skill level in reading and math. Sessions are held every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to noon. You MUST set up an account in www.connectingcolorado.com before registering for the TABE Assessment. To register click on the link below. For questions please call 719-667-3750.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Careers 101: Career Scene Investigation (CareerScope) is a computerized interest and aptitude assessment and exploration tool to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages and labor market information for clues to your career plan. PREREQUISITE: Must have basic computer and internet skills. Available during Open Lab hours: Monday: 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Wednesday: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Friday: 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.



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 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Wednesday: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 9:00 to 12 Noon Friday: 9:00 to 2:00 p.m.




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Upcoming Events
09.15.2015
09.21.2015
09.29.2015
10.05.2015
10.13.2015
10.19.2015
10.27.2015
Job Search 101: Intro to PPWFC Orientation

09.10.2015
09.22.2015
10.08.2015
10.20.2015
Job Search 201: H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Internet Resources on Employment & Development)

09.22.2015
10.20.2015
YZ Ready-Set-Work

09.09.2015
09.17.2015
09.23.2015
10.07.2015
10.15.2015
10.21.2015
10.29.2015
Resume 201: Create a Better Resume

09.08.2015
09.24.2015
10.06.2015
10.22.2015
Interview 101: Preparing For The Interview

09.14.2015
09.28.2015
10.26.2015
Job Search 401: LinkedIn and Your Job Search

09.23.2015
10.28.2015
YZ Résumé Writing and Filling Out Applications

09.09.2015
09.11.2015
09.15.2015
09.17.2015
09.18.2015
09.21.2015
09.24.2015
09.28.2015
How to Make the Job Fair Work for YOU!

10.08.2015
YZ Face Time: Youth Mock Interviews

09.03.2015 - 09.04.2015
Professional Clothing Consultations

09.03.2015 - 09.04.2015
WIS International Hiring Event:

09.07.2015
September 7 - PPWFC CLOSED for Labor Day

09.09.2015
Wendy's Hiring Event:

09.10.2015
Luce Research Hiring Event:

09.10.2015
Professional Image Fair

09.14.2015
CHEFS Catalog Hiring Event:

09.16.2015
10.14.2015
YZ Be a Superstar at Work: You've got the job, now get promoted!