FOR JOB SEEKERS

We understand that finding a job can be a difficult and demanding process. But you're not alone.

Whether you're entering the workforce for the first time, looking to move along your career path, or changing careers, the Denver Workforce Centers can help you succeed. With four convenient Workforce Centers and an array of free services, finding a job just got a little easier.

Please start by creating your unique, online Job-Seeker Profile here.

We offer many free workshops on resume writing, job searches, networking, and technology skills.

Each of our locations has a free Resource Center for you to use with computers, copiers, and other services.

We also offer free, one-on-one computer assistance help with resumes and cover letters.

We've got special services and opportunities for youth, the long-term unemployed and veterans.

We look forward to serving you soon. As we like to say, "Let's get to work!"  

 

At Denver Workforce Development, we understand that with training, you can increase your job skills and employability. We offer a wide range of classroom-style training programs designed to meet your needs . . . and those of your future employer.

Not sure what kind of work you are best suited for? Looking for a career path that will be rewarding, both in earnings as well as meaningful? We also have a variety of assessment tools below that can help with these and other questions that job-seekers have.

Best of all, remember that all of these sessions and the materials provided are free!

Please note that all customers of our services must first be registered by creating a Job-Seeker Profile at connectingcolorado.com.
  • Our dress code at all Denver Workforce Centers is professional business casual.
  • All classes are subject to cancellation depending on enrollment.
  • You may not bring children or food into training sessions.
  • Please contact us at least one week in advance if you require special accommodations.
  • Come ready to learn . . . and succeed!

Each month, we typically offer the following. Our training and workshop sessions are informal, comfortable, convenient, and free!

Computer Basics
Don’t let your lack of experience using a computer hold you back any longer! We’ll help you with basic and essential skills and provide lots of encouragement and coaching. Learn the parts of the computer and how to use a keyboard and mouse. You’ll be prepared for our other classes and career assessments . . . and better prepared to succeed on the job.

Career Assessment Tools
Feeling overwhelmed by all the different directions your job search could take? Not sure what kind of jobs you are truly interested in--or can succeed with? We have online self-assessment tools that are excellent at helping you know what careers and occupations are right for you. Ask the team at your local Workforce Center for details.

Beginning Microsoft Word and Excel
Don't lt your lack of technology skills hold you back any longer! We’ll work together to create, edit, format, save and print documents and simple spreadsheets. After these sessions, you’ll be ready with the skills you need to create your resume and polished, professional cover letters as well as work in data files that many employers use.

Internet/Email
This session provides a great overview of the web and how to access a world of online resources. You’ll create an individual email account and learn how to use it.

The Hidden Job Market
Come find out what your job search is stalled, and what you can do to get back on the fast track to a great job and career.

The Power of Networking
Stop fearing networking and start using it to land a great job! We’ll show you how to use networking and social media using the network you already have.

Targeted Resumes, Parts 1 and 2
These classes offer eight easy steps to building an effective resume and customizing it for specific job openings. Through examples and in-class exercises, you will learn how to create an objective statement, professional summary, and achievement statements. You will select a resume format and design based on your work history, skills, education and experience. The skills to upload an electronic resume are also covered.

Acing the Interview, Parts 1 and 2
These interactive sessions will help you improve your interviewing techniques and market yourself effectively to employers. You will develop your own 30-second "commercial" for interviews.

Online Applications and ConnectingColorado
You’ll get personalized, guided assistance in your job search efforts, including how to successfully complete online applications and how to find a variety of employment resources and opportunities online.

With so many careers to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out not only what you want to do, but what you would be good at. OED offers assessment tools designed to meet your needs and those of your future employer.

Assessment tools are available at no cost to help individuals prepare for improved employment opportunities and make better career and educational decisions. To get started, simply ask a workforce center staff member to get you started on the assessment tool you're interested in.

Here are the free assessments we offer:

Kenexa Prove It! - This is an online tool that includes more than 1,500 validated assessments for clerical software, call center, behavioral, financial, health care, industrial, and technical job classifications.

O*NET - This is a self-directed career exploration tool to help individuals consider and plan career options and transitions more effectively. The O*NET Work Importance, Interest and Ability Profilers assist individuals in identifying their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job, and their abilities to further explore the occupations that closely match those attributes. Users of this tool may link to more than 800 occupations described by the O*NET database along with a wide range of helpful occupational information.

Mavis Beacon - The Mavis Beacon online tool can help improve keyboarding skills, increase speed and increase accuracy. The quicker you can keyboard, the quicker you can complete those important tasks, from resume writing to web-based job searches and online applications. Learn to type the correct way to increase productivity and lead you to a better paying job. 

We offer free, one-on-one computer assistance help with resumes and cover letters.

Tomorrow looks a whole lot brighter when you get your GED!

The GED test offers adults who left school an opportunity to earn a high school credential. You will be aSked to demonstrate major skills in four subject areas--Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and Mathematics--at a level equivalent to what is gained in a four-year high school education.

With a high school credential, more doors open--to a better job, college, and the respect you deserve. In terms of earning power, it is widely estimated that having a GED can boost your income by more than $10,000 each year.

Start with a free baseline assessment that will help you establish how ready you are for the exam itself. Our assessment is called TABE, the Test for Adult Basic Education. The test will take you about two hours to complete. It measures your skill levels in math, reading and language arts as they would be applied in the workplace and in everyday situations.

When you are ready for the next step of GED preparation and pre-testing, we can refer you to a range of resources in the community.

Call 720-865-5580 or come in to your local Denver Workforce Center and let's get started on the path to your better career and a better tomorrow!

Details here.

View our monthly calendar for the schedule of free training and workshops.

Denver Workforce Centers

1391 N. Speer Blvd. Suite 500
Denver, CO 80204
14th & Speer, in the Parkway Professional Building above King Soopers 
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 720.865.5619
Fax: 720.865.5685
1200 Federal Blvd., 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80204
Located in the Denver Department of Human Services building
Weekday Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 720.944.1615
Fax: 720.944.4131
4685 Peoria St., Suite 251
Denver, CO 80239
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm 
Phone: 720.865.4800
8500 Pena Blvd.
Main Terminal - Fifth Floor
Denver, CO 80249
Weekday Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm 
Phone: 303.342.2590

Free Training and Workshops

     
Event StartTitle
3/6/2015 9:00 AM Recurring Event: until 3/31/2015 (total 9 events) One-on-One Lab
3/9/2015 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 3/23/2015 (total 2 events) The Hidden Job Market
3/9/2015 9:00 AM Beginning Microsoft Word

 

 

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