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Youth Workshops

Youth Workshops at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center are open and available to all youth, ages 16 through 24.  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.
 
 

Job Corps Info Session Job Corps will be hosting a monthly “ Job Corps Information Session” for young adults ages, 16-24, at Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Room 1120, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For more info, contact Wanda Simms at 719 505-4479 or 719 667-3884 or simms.wanda@jobcorps.org



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, starting promptly at 1 p.m. and Thursday, starting promptly at 9 a.m. The TABE assessment takes approximately one hour to complete. 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 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 WIOA Orientation An overview of the WIOA 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 Thursday. 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.



Thursday, February 18, PPWFC OPENS at 9 a.m. New Event - 




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Upcoming Events
02.23.2016
02.29.2016
Job Search 101: Intro to PPWFC Orientation

02.18.2016
Interview 101: Preparing For The Interview

02.17.2016
02.25.2016
Resume 201: Create a Better Resume

02.16.2016
Job Search 201: H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Internet Resources on Employment & Development)

02.22.2016
Job Search 401: LinkedIn and Your Job Search

02.16.2016
YZ Ready-Set-Work

02.23.2016
MS Word Skills -Part 2

02.24.2016
YZ Résumé Writing and Filling Out Applications

02.18.2016
02.25.2016
YZ WIOA Orientation

03.08.2016
04.12.2016
05.10.2016
06.14.2016
07.12.2016
Job Corps Info Session

02.15.2016
Monday, February 15, PPWFC closed for Presidents' Day

02.16.2016
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02.18.2016
02.24.2016
02.29.2016
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02.19.2016
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02.22.2016
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02.25.2016
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