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Customer Testimonials
 
What did you like about the Pikes Peak Workforce Center?: 
 
"I like EVERYTHING about the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. I was laid off from a local Defense company after 12 years and really had no idea what to do. I found PPWFC through a Bing search on Colorado unemployment. I have taken several of the workshops for resumes, networking, personalities, as well as the Microsoft Office 2010 certification course. I love everything about the PPWFC and I would not have the confidence I have now about finding the job for me without you all. Every instructor I have met has been courteous and personable. I hope to find a job that will put me in a position of support and service for others in this city. Thank you for all of your career advice and assistance. I didn't fear the job fair on 9/12 because of the PPWFC-offered job fair workshop I attended. Thank you."  Virginia
 

"Everything! It is an amazing, invaluable resource for job hunters like me! I especially recommend the Workshops on resumes, etc. The Workforce is a first class organization with incredible, dedicated staff! I feel very lucky to have it as a resource." Alexandra





Workshops for Career Planning and Job Search


PPWFC offers a wide variety of job search workshops, at no charge, to help you conduct a successful job search.
 
To participate in these workshops, you must set up your account in  CONNECTING COLORADO If you do not have an account in this State job search database, you will not be allowed to attend any workshops.
 
After setting up your account in Connecting Colorado, return to this page to sign up for your desired workshop(s).

Youth workshops are designated by a "YZ" before the name of the workshop.

 
Unless otherwise noted, all workshops and hiring events are held at the Pikes Peak Workforce  Center's main office in the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, 80907.
 
  • Please make arrangements for child care during all workshops and lab visits.
  • Participants who arrive more than five minutes late for a workshop will be asked to reschedule.

Intro to PPWFC Orientation
 
Ever feel like you are spinning your wheels on the job search path and not getting results?

Learn how the services available at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and throughout the community can help you expand your job search techniques!

For more info or to reserve a seat for this event, click https://www.connectingcolorado.com

The Adult Information Session

Waiting for the right time? What if now is the right time to get real help? Do you need help preparing for employment and job search? Do you want to upgrade your skills through training? You may qualify for training, financial assistance and one-on-one coaching through one of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center's programs. Offered the first and third Mondays of each month, 9 a.m. to noon, this inspirational, invigorating and rejuvenating Information Session will get you started. PLEASE NOTE: Due the the holiday, sessions for July are the 11th and 18th. The Adult Information Session is offered on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required. Because space is limited to 30 attendees, please arrive as early as possible to be placed on the "Adult Information Session" list. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center's doors open at 8:00 a.m. The session will be closed when we reach 30 signups.
 
 



Basics Computer- Part 1 Covers use of mouse, Windows, taskbar, minimizing/maximizing, conducting internet searches, and email basics. Note: These sessions are for job-seekers with little or no computer ability. Non-job-seekers are encouraged to attend workshops at the public library, ph. 531-6333, www.ppld.org. Also learn computer skills on your own at www.gcflearnfree.org. Learn typing/keyboarding skills at www.goodtyping.com

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



Careers 201: Ask A Career Consultant Have you attended PPWFC’s workshops for help with career planning, job search, résumé writing, and interviewing skills but still not met with success? Career Consultants are available to answer your questions and offer suggestions. Career Consultants are available on Thursdays, by appointment only. The Intro to PPWFC Orientation is a pre-requisite to be seen by a PPWFC Career Consultant.

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



Careers 301: Adult Information Session Waiting for the right time? What if now is the right time to get real help? Do you need help preparing for employment and job search? Do you want to upgrade your skills through training? You may qualify for training, financial assistance and one-on-one coaching through one of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center's programs. Offered the first and third Mondays of each month, 9 a.m. to noon, this inspirational, invigorating and rejuvenating Information Session will get you started. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holiday, sessions for July are the 11th and 18th. The Adult Information Session is offered on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required. Because space is limited to 30 attendees, please arrive as early as possible to be placed on the "Adult Information Session" list. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center's doors open at 8:00 a.m. The session will be closed when we reach 30 signups.



Financial Literacy Series The Financial Literacy series is designed to strengthen your skills at managing personal finances and taking control of your financial decision making to assure a secure financial future. Personal financial management is important for people of all income in all life stages. Personal financial management is a set of skills that must be learned. These skills are essential for long-term success at managing personal finances to achieve goals. Spending less than earning is one definition of financial success. You can enhance your financial success by applying financial knowledge and skills to decision making with your money: utilizing tools and techniques to maximize resources; and managing risk or loss to assure long term financial stability. There are 5 modules in this series, but you are not required to attend all modules. Reserve your spot for each of the modules you would like to attend. 1: Budget Development 2: Money Management 3: Consumer Protection 4: Repairing Credit 5: Wise Use of Credit

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



Hire for Colorado Program Laid off through no fault or your own? Underemployed or relocated military spouse? Not sure how to get back in the workforce? You may be eligible for job training and other services to help you return to work! If you have been unemployed for 13 weeks, are underemployed, or lost a job due to a PCS, we can help! Call or email: michellemoore@elpasoco.com or 719.667.3832



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 HELD AT LIBRARY BRANCHES

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



Interview 101: Preparing For The Interview Interviewing begins with research and practice. Learn how to prepare for an interview, as well as how to present yourself in the best way possible!

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Interview 201: Mock Interview Coaching Practice your interview skills and reduce anxiety in this live, one-on-one mock interview. PREREQUISITE: Must have attended the "Preparing for the Interview" Workshop. By appointment only.

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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



Job Search 101: Intro to PPWFC Orientation Learn how the services available at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and throughout the community can help you expand your job search techniques!

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



Job Search 201: H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Internet Resources on Employment & Development) Have you been spinning your wheels on the job search path and not getting results? This workshop is the answer! Learn how to search for jobs on the internet, research companies, and how to use Labor Market Information to market your transferable skills and gain access to new career opportunities!

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



Job Search 301: From Job Loss to Job Search Losing a job, whether by choice or having it forced upon you, can be a traumatic loss. Most people experience added stress, grief, and even depression after losing employment. Learn why this happens, as well as some strategies for coping with this dramatic life change.

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



Job Search 401: LinkedIn and Your Job Search LinkedIn is now a way of life, and if you are not using it in your job search you are missing opportunities. Learn how to create a dynamic LinkedIn profile and how to use the site effectively. Please create a LinkedIn account prior to attending this workshop.

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



Job Search 501: Federal Jobs: How to Apply! The Federal Job Application process can be complicated and lengthy. This session provides beginner to intermediate level tips on navigating the process. Veterans have priority.

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Job Search 601: 50+ Network Group (All Summer Sessions Cancelled) Learn about job trends and tips for mature workers and share job leads! Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!



MS Word Skills -Part 2 MS Word is part 2 of computer workshops. Covers word processing, cut/paste, and font changes. Prerequisite: Must have attended "Basic Computer Skills-Part 1" workshop or must have basic knowledge of how to use a mouse, Windows, and ability to type a minimum of 10 words per minute on the keyboard. Note: These sessions are for job-seekers with little or no computer ability. Non-job-seekers are encouraged to attend workshops at the public library, ph. 531-6333, www.ppld.org. Also learn computer skills on your own at www.gcflearnfree.org. Learn typing/keyboarding skills at www.goodtyping.com

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



Résumé 101: Build a Basic Résumé Not sure how to create a résumé? Been quite a while since you updated your résumé? This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to build a basic résumé. Bring a list of previous employers and education, as well as a flash drive on which to save your résumé. PREREQUISITE: Must have basic computer and internet skills.

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Résumé 201: Create a Better Résumé Is your résumé a report or an advertisement? Having trouble getting calls from your résumé? This workshop presents ideas and suggestions on how to spruce up your résumé. Provides intermediate to advanced résumé guidance.

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Résumé 301: One-On-One Résumé Review Get feedback on your résumé to see if you are on the right track! By appointment only. PREREQUISITE: Must have attended "Create a Better Résumé" workshop.

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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, starting promptly at 2 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 or 719-667-3765.

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Upcoming Events
07.15.2016 - 12.31.2016
Hire for Colorado Program

08.02.2016
08.18.2016
Interview 101: Preparing For The Interview

08.04.2016
08.16.2016
Job Search 201: H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Internet Resources on Employment & Development)

08.08.2016
08.22.2016
Job Search 401: LinkedIn and Your Job Search

08.08.2016
08.22.2016
Job Search 501: Federal Jobs: How to Apply!

08.01.2016
08.09.2016
08.15.2016
08.23.2016
Job Search 101: Intro to PPWFC Orientation

08.10.2016
08.24.2016
Résumé 101: Build a Basic Résumé

08.11.2016
Basics Computer- Part 1

07.28.2016
08.03.2016
08.11.2016
08.17.2016
08.25.2016
Résumé 201: Create a Better Résumé

08.01.2016
08.15.2016
Job Search 301: From Job Loss to Job Search

08.23.2016
MS Word Skills -Part 2

08.03.2016
08.17.2016
09.21.2016
Financial Literacy Series

08.01.2016
08.15.2016
Careers 301: Adult Information Session

07.28.2016
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08.02.2016
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08.30.2016
How to Make the Job Fair Work for YOU!