Workshops for Career Planning and Job Search

DID YOU KNOW?
Attending our workshops counts toward your work-search activity requirements for Unemployment Insurance.

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 Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s main office in the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, 80907. (If we have a delayed opening, any workshop scheduled before 10 AM will be canceled. Please visit our website, Facebook or Twitter for weather-related delays or closures.)

• Please make arrangements for childcare during all workshops and lab visits.

• Participants who arrive more than five minutes late for a workshop will be asked to reschedule.

• Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a service, program, or activity of PPWFC, should contact Tiffany Clark-Trujillo as soon as possible (but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event) at 719-667-3885 or tiffanyclark-trujillo@elpasoco.com. 

You can also make your request electronically at ppwfc.org/accessibility-to-services

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…)
Have you been spinning your wheels on the job search path? 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.