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 our convenient Workforce Centers and an array of free services, finding a job just got a little easier.




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

Here's How We Can Help

We are ready when you are! With training and workshops, you can increase not only your job skills and employability, but your confidence as well. We offer a wide range of classroom-style training programs designed to meet your needs . . . and those of your future employer. 

Don't care for a classroom setting? One-on-one sessions are available to you, too. We can help with computer issues and also give you ideas to improve your job search. Just ask for details to schedule your own session--available in 30-minute increments.

Don't be left out because your computer skills aren't up-to-date. We can guide you through the most basic tasks, from using email and the internet to becoming more comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel. Pass all seven sections of the Digital Literacy Certification and you can confidently prove to employers that you are ready for high-performance, better wage jobs!

Each of our Workforce Centers offers a free computer lab that also includes copiers, phones and fax for use in your job search, too.

We also regularly host job fairs and hiring events for area employers who are hiring now. Be sure to ask about what's going on this week!

Remember that all of these events, sessions and the materials provided are free to you. We only ask that you make a reservation so we can plan effectively. 

Review the calendar or review individual topics (click on "Free Training and Workshops") to make your first choice for some training. See you soon!


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!
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!

Every month, we offer a convenient calendar of free topics at each of our four Workforce Centers. You can enjoy any or all of the following in an informal, friendly atmosphere:

"Computer Basics" and "Internet/Email"

"Microsoft Word" and "Microsoft Excel"

"Job Search for the 21st Century"

"The Power of Networking" and "The Hidden Job Market"

"Targeted Resumes" -- Parts 1 and 2

"Acing the Interview" -- Parts 1 and 2

. . . and more! When you review our calendar for this month, put your cursor over a topic and review the details on course content, time/location, and any requirements.

P.S. Don't be left out because your computer skills aren't up-to-date. After we guide you through basic proficiencies such as using email and the internet to becoming more comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel and even Social Media, you can pass all seven sections of the Digital Literacy Certification and confidently prove to employers that you are ready for high-performance, better wage jobs!

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 have a variety of assessment tools below that can help with these and other questions that job-seekers have.

Don't feel overwhelmed by all the different directions your job search could take. If you're 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. 

We offer 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 Denver Workforce staffer to get you started on the assessment tool you're interested in.

Here are the free assessments we offer:

TABE, the Test for Adult Basic Education - This two-hour test measures your skill levels in math, reading and language arts as they would be applied in the workplace and in everyday situations.

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. 


Many people don't realize that we can offer you a unique, customized funding package that can cover vocational training, attending school, or whatever credentials you need to be successful at a future job. These are called "Individual Training Accounts," so ask us about details. Each ITA is developed around an individual's interests and abilities; here is some background information on how the program works.

To FIND A TRAINER who is certified to work with you, click here.

To BECOME A TRAINER certified with Denver Workforce Development in 2015, please know that we are changing the application and performance requirements. Information will be available soon.

Manual - Trainer Certification Process (available soon)

Training Vendor Statement of Agreement (available soon)

Targeted Occupations List (available soon)

This is an annual certification process; you will need to re-apply in 2016.

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

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.

The GED 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.

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!

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

Denver Workforce Centers

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 & Workshops

     
Event StartTitle
6/1/2015 9:00 AM Targeted Resumes Part 1
6/1/2015 9:00 AM Beginning Microsoft Word
6/1/2015 1:00 PM Internet / Email

 

 

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