Workshops

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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.
 
Register for workshops through your account in CONNECTING COLORADO
 
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.


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. 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 participants.
 
Event List
Workshop
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 register, click here.
September 26, 2016
October 10, 2016
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.
For more info or to register, click here.
September 26, 2016
October 10, 2016
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 register, click here.
September 27, 2016
October 3, 2016
October 11, 2016
October 17, 2016
Microsoft Word Skills - Part 2 Covers word processing, cut/paste, and font changes. PREREQUISITE: Must have attended Basic Computer Skills - Part 1 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. 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 register, click here.
September 27, 2016
Resume 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.
For more info or to register, click here.
September 28, 2016
October 12, 2016
Resume 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.
For more info or to register, click here.
September 29, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 13, 2016
October 19, 2016
NEW! Branding and Networking Your Way to Your Next Job! Learn to identify and define your brand and how to leverage your brand in a number of networking situations to help you find your next job!
For more info or to register, click here.
September 29, 2016
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 some depression after losing employment. Learn why this happens, as well as strategies for coping with this dramatic life change.
For more info or to register, click here.
October 3, 2016
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!
For more info or to register, click here.
October 4, 2016
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 register, click here.
October 5, 2016
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 register, click here.
October 6, 2016
YZ: Résumé Writing and Filling Out Applications Get your résumé right and get the job! We can help you develop an impressive résumé. Have you struggled to put together a solid résumé when your work history is spotty or even nonexistent? Then this is the workshop for you! Must be 16 - 24 years old.
For more info or to register, click here.
October 12, 2016
YZ: Ready-Set-Work Do you have what it takes to find a job and nail the interview? Comprehensive job readiness training. Must be 16 - 24 years old.
For more info or to register, click here.
October 18, 2016