The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is launching a series of fast-paced, intensive, free workshops designed to help job-seekers in various high-growth industries. The first workshop, set for Tuesday, January 28 at the Denver Workforce Center at 1391 N. Speer, will feature employers and recruitment experts in the hospitality industry.
“In a sense, people don’t come to Denver Workforce Centers to spend time in different training sessions—they come to find a job,” said Ledy Garcia-Eckstein, acting director of OED Workforce Development. “So we’re packing a great mix of storytelling, insider tips, and motivational encouragement into these half-day sessions. We want to give job-seekers every advantage we can to open up doors and direct them to a range of immediate opportunities.”
The January 28 series kickoff, “Power Prep: Supercharge your career in the hospitality industry,” will be hosted by Stephanie Van Cleve, the deputy director of the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association who also chairs Denver’s Workforce Investment Board. Van Cleve will moderate a panel of hospitality veterans who will tell their stories about their own careers and provide inside tips on how to pursue your own.
The morning’s agenda will also include tips on interviewing as well as how to garner promotion in the field. Attendees will likely be both entry-level job-seekers as well as workers already in the hospitality field who are anxious to take the next step on a career ladder, Garcia-Eckstein said. There will be an opportunity for individual resume reviews and one-on-one coaching from the OED workforce staff as well.
Space is limited, and reservations are required by January 21. Details and information at 720-865-5580 or denvergov.org/oed.
Future “power prep” sessions throughout 2014 will focus on information technology, manufacturing, and health care.