Workshops for Career Planning and Job Search

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

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  workshops & lab visits. (If you arrive late for a workshop, you 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

How to Make the Job Fair Work for You!
Our workshop guides you to develop your game plan: research employers, create a winning elevator pitch, prepare for conversations with recruiters, and plan your follow-up!

How to Make the Job Fair Work for You! 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

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

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.

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

Workplace Survival Kit: 

In today’s competitive workplace, the success of employees and employers alike depends on a strong workforce comprised of people with not only the educational, technical or trade “hard” skills required for the job, but also the essential “soft skills” to survive, thrive and compete.

Attend any of the 5 modules in any order.

  • Time i$ Money: Maximizing your time in the workplace. More than being ‘on time’ and working efficiently, companies need employees to use their time wisely. In this module, you will learn a 5-step process plus strategies to focus on top priorities; stay engaged and productive; and avoid procrastination.
    Time i$ Money Registration
  • Attitude is Everything … Shift Your Mindset: Navigating success in the changing workplace. Today’s workplace is changing faster than ever, and companies need employees to respond appropriately and efficiently. You will learn strategies for succeeding in a changing environment, improving personal adaptability, and managing stress.
    Attitude is Everything … Shift Your Mindset Registration
  • Communication … More than Words: Verbal and non-verbal communication in the workplace. Companies cannot succeed if employees do not communicate clearly. This class will help you gain tools to improve verbal and nob-verbal communication, learn the importance of active listening, and tips for effective greetings and introductions.
    Communication … More than Words Registration
  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T. … What it Means to Me: Thriving in a multi-generational workplace. Companies need employees who get along and bring the best out in others. You will gain an understanding of the five generations in the workplace, and learn strategies to appreciate the differences, play to everyone’s strengths, and improve the ability to thrive.
    R.E.S.P.E.C.T. … What it Means to Me Registration
  • Think Like a Bo$$: Realities and expectations in the workplace. In the changing workplace, companies set expectations for employees to meet or exceed. You will gain an understanding of today’s realities, expectations, and your role in supporting the bottom-line; how to increase profit, earn your keep and your raises, and exceed expectations.
    Think Like a Bo$$ Registration

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

AUXILIARY AIDS/SERVICES OR MODIFICATIONS