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!

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.

Workshops

 

Intro to PPWFC Orientation Learn how our services at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and throughout the community can help you expand your job search techniques!
Intro to PPWFC Orientation Registration


From Job Loss to Job Search
Losing a job, whether by your choice or not, 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.
From Job Loss to Job Search Registration


H.I.R.E.D. (Helpful Internet Resources for Employment & Development)
Have you been spinning your wheels on the job search path? 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 opportunities!
H.I.R.E.D. Registration


LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Now What? Learn techniques and strategies to increase your visibility on LinkedIn and use the site effectively. *Must have a LinkedIn profile prior to attending.
LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Now What? Registration


Create a Better Résumé Is your résumé a report or an advertisement? If you’re not getting interview calls, then take this workshop to gain ideas and suggestions on sprucing up your résumé. Provides intermediate to advanced résumé guidance.
Create a Better Résumé Registration


Preparing for the Interview Interviewing begins with research and practice. Learn how to prepare for an interview, as well as how to present yourself and your skills in the best way possible!
Preparing for the Interview Registration


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 USA Jobs process.
Federal Jobs: How to Apply Registration


LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Design an All-Star Profile Learn to create or improve your profile to stand out and provide recruiters and connections with the best version of you to increase your opportunities!
LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Design an All-Star Profile Registration


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!
Branding and Networking Your Way to Your Next Job! Registration


Basic Computer Skills-Part 1 Covers basic computer terminology, use of mouse, Windows, task bar, and minimizing/maximizing. Note: These sessions are for job-seekers with little or no computer ability.
Basic Computer Skills-Part 1 Registration

Non-job-seekers are encouraged to attend workshops at the public library, ph. 531-6333, ppld.org. Also learn computer skills on your own at gcflearnfree.org. Learn typing/keyboarding skills at goodtyping.com


Microsoft Word Basics 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.
Microsoft Word Basics Registration

Non-job-seekers are encouraged to attend workshops at the public library, ph. 531-6333, ppld.org. Also learn computer skills on your own at gcflearnfree.org. Learn typing/keyboarding skills at goodtyping.com


Basic Computer Skills-Part 2 Learn to conduct internet searches and the basics of email etiquette and safety. PREREQUISITE: Basic Computer Skills-Part 1 or must have basic knowledge of how to use a mouse, keyboard, and Windows.
Basic Computer Skills-Part 2 Registration

Non-job-seekers are encouraged to attend workshops at the public library, phone 531-6333, ppld.org. Also learn computer skills on your own at gcflearnfree.org. Learn typing/keyboarding skills at goodtyping.com.


Financial Capability: My Money Attitudes How do you think and feel about money? Spend some time discovering your money history, values, and attitudes in this hands-on, interactive workshop.
Financial Capability: My Money Attitudes Registration


Financial Capability: Money Management Goal setting…spending plan…saving plan…debt payoff…investing…what does it all mean and how do you do it? Learn how to set goals, identify possible obstacles and solutions, create a spending plan, understand the importance of saving and how to do it effortlessly.
Financial Capability: Money Management Registration


Financial Capability: Wise Use of Credit How much credit can you afford? What are the types of loans available? How do you compare the cost of buying on credit? What is your credit rating and how do you maintain a good credit rating? Learn to consider if credit purchases are wise and fit within your spending plan.
Financial Capability: Wise Use of Credit Registration


Financial Capability: DIY Credit Repair Do you know your credit score? Have you looked at your credit report recently? How do you build and repair your credit history? How do you correct an error on your credit report? All of these questions and more will be addressed.
Financial Capability: DIY Credit Repair Registration