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MAY 2013


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1 Intro to Computer& Mouse 9-12

Myers-Briggs 9 –12




3 State Unemployment Rep at GC Every Thurs. 8-3

6 Skills Lab 1-4 WINDOWS 8:30 - 12

7 *Internet Job Search & Email *Prerequisite for Computer classes 8:30 - 12

8 *WORD 1 8:30 - 12

9 *WORD 2 8:30 – 12

Vets Career Development 1-4

Parenting 1-4


JOB CLUB is back!! 9-11

Career Decision Maker 1-4

GSJH - Youth 14-21 3pm-5pm 13 Skills Lab 1-4 ESE 8:30 – 4

Aurora Vets Career Dev 1-4 14 Myers-Briggs 1 – 4

15 Federal Job Application 9-12



GSJH 3-5 20 Skills Lab 1-4 *EXCEL 1 9-12

21 *EXCEL 2 9-12

22 SPHERE / Healthcare 9-11




Career Decision Maker 1-4

Vets Career Development 1-4

Money Smart 1-4

Aurora Vets Résumé Guide 1-3

OO 9 – 11 Nutrition 1-4

GSJH 3-5 27

Memorial Day

28 Skills Lab 1-4 *POWER POINT 9-12




Vets Résumé Guide 1-4

Offices are closed

You must be signed-up for a class in order to attend

29 Myers-Briggs 1-4

Get on Board with Social Media!


Job Search assistance available in all offices

Please call 720-523-6900 if unable to attend

County Closure info: 303.659.2120 or

Office Hours Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm Adams County Government Center - 4430 South Adams County Pkwy Brighton, CO 80601 (124th and Sable Blvd) 1st Floor, Suite W5000 – West Wing 720-523-6900

Aurora 3538 Peoria St. Suite 511 303-363-9380

CLASSES FOR WORKFORCE-REGISTERED** JOB SEEKERS **Register with Colorado Workforce at Seating is limited for ALL classes

YOU MUST BE SIGNED-UP FOR A CLASS IN ORDER TO ATTEND Adams County Workforce & Business Center (WBC) offers no-cost seminars & classes for registered** job seekers to increase skills, improve job readiness, and learn effective job search strategies. Computer classes and employability classes are offered on a monthly basis. See our website ( or this month’s calendar for dates and times. You must call or visit an Adams County WBC office to sign-up for classes of your choice. When you visit to sign up, ask staff for a printout of your scheduled classes. Bring your schedule of classes with you to WINDOWS class! Introduction to Computers & Mouse – No typing test requirement – No experience needed Learn to use the mouse and gain confidence with using a computer. COMPUTER CLASS SERIES – Specifically developed for New Computer Users Introductory classes in basic computer concepts and use Designed to help Job Seekers use computers as one of their job search tools The computer classes are designed to be taken in sequential order    

COMPUTER CLASS SERIES MUST pass Typing Test - 20 adjusted-word-per-minute (20 awpm) typing requirement WINDOWS (WN) is prerequisite for all computer classes (except Intro to Computers & Mouse) All computer classes held at Brighton Government Center – 124th and Sable Blvd. Visit an Adams County Workforce & Business Center office to take typing test and sign-up

**MICROSOFT WINDOWS **(WN) - Typing speed of 20 awpm requirement Take a tour of Windows XP operating system. Explore common features of all “Windows”. Discover how to control the virtual image and customize your workspace using the mouse and keyboard. Learn about many universal features of all Windows-based programs. Includes Orientation to Workforce Center, computer lab, and other available classes. **Attending WN is prerequisite for all the following computer classes** INTERNET JOB SEARCH & EMAIL (IJ) - Introduction to the Internet, its resources, and how they can be used in your job search. Learn to navigate through the Internet to search for job openings. Practice completing on-line applications. Learn to use your Internet email account for job search and personal purposes. Practice sending and receiving messages and attaching documents (such as résumés) to messages. (attending WN is prerequisite) MICROSOFT WORD (W1 & W2) - MUST ATTEND BOTH - In two class sessions, tour a word processing program. Explore many popular features of MS Word 2007. Become familiar with basic techniques for personalizing the computer workspace and for editing, formatting, printing, and saving documents. (attending WN is prerequisite) MICROSOFT EXCEL (E1 & E2) - MUST ATTEND BOTH - In two class sessions, gain an introduction to a spreadsheet program and many of its most popular features. Create eye-catching spreadsheets and explore some quick and easy shortcuts that will allow Excel 2007 to work for you. (attending WN is prerequisite) MICROSOFT POWERPOINT (PP) - Learn to use this presentation program to create a short slide show complete with illustrations, animations, and slide transitions. (attending WN is prerequisite) Additional no-cost seminars may be available each month. Check the calendar! Seating is limited for ALL classes – Classes fill up Quickly! Be sure to sign-up to reserve your seat! See a Career Center Specialist to sign-up for classes of your choice. PLEASE CALL if unable to attend a class you have on your schedule – 720 523-6900

WORKSHOPS and SEMINARS – check calendar for date / time All Registered Job Seekers are invited - See a Career Center Specialist to sign up EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Employment Success Essentials (ESE) –- Discussion of three vital Job Search skills: Résumé Writing – Increase your chances of getting an interview. Self-critique your existing résumé. Job Search Strategies –Rediscover additional ways to Job Search & uncover the “Hidden Job Market”. Interview Skills – Sell yourself!! Convince employer you are the best person for job. *You are encouraged to bring lunch / snack for lunch and break during ESE * **Computers are NOT used during RÉSUME class** ***Business-casual attire preferred***

CAREER PLANNING Career Decisions Maker (CDM) – Difficulty choosing a career direction? CDM self-assessment can help you categorize your interests related to specific career clusters. Also learn how to research careers to discover future demand, educational requirements, and typical pay of careers of interest to you. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MB) – Personality preferences play an important role in your career satisfaction. Discover career pathways based upon those preferences. Increase your knowledge about yourself and understanding about personal interactions at the workplace. Sphere (HC) – Planning workshop for individuals interested in exploring careers in health care. Get on Board with Social Media (SO) – Learn the facts, benefits, and realities of using Social Media to your advantage in your job search. Former Offender Workshop (OO) – Don’t let your past stand in the way of your future. Seminar designed to answer specific Job Search questions and challenges faced by former offenders. Skills Lab (SK) - Build your academic abilities with KeyTrain tutorials as you prepare for improved employment opportunities. Demonstrate achievement of performance standards with WorkKeys assessments to earn CareerReady Colorado Certificate. Pre-testing and study options available in Skills Lab. CareerReady Colorado Certificate – Step Ahead of the Competition! Provide employers with concrete proof of your workplace skills and capabilities. Increase your confidence by knowing your strengths. Earn your certificate by meeting standardized levels of achievement on WorkKeys assessments. (Must attend at least one Skills Lab session and pass Pre-Tests prior to scheduling for testing.) Job Club is back!! Topics of interest for job seekers GSJH – Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Workshop helps youth ages 14-21 gain skills to improve chances of obtaining their desired jobs. Enrollment limited to MILITARY VETERANS Veterans Career Development - Interactive workshop - Tips, Tools, & Techniques to improve: Identifying Assessments, Career Exploration/Skills Translation, Strategies for Effective Job Search & 30 Second Ad Veterans Résumé Guide Workshop - Prepare your resume using step-by-step methods Veterans Federal Job Application Workshop - Untangle the web of finding and applying for Federal jobs Call MELISSA at 720 523-6952 to enroll in the following classes only Parenting - Expand your parenting skills through discussion and practical suggestions addressing the most challenging and frustrating aspects of parenting (2 sessions) Money Smart - Learn about the world of banking and checking accounts, creating a household budget, saving money, and the importance of a credit rating. Nutrition - Learn about healthful eating, cost-effective food shopping, and quick food preparation. Develop nutrition and fitness goals for self and family (alternate months).

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This is a list of classes available at eh Adams County Workforce & Business Center

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