Do you know about the wide array of services offered by Jefferson County’s Business & Workforce Center (BWC)?
BWC provides career guidance, job search assistance, resume preparation, job skills development, training opportunities, and work-based learning to individuals experiencing unemployment and underemployment. BWC promotes economic vitality by identifying, developing, and matching a talented workforce to business. Last year, we served Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties by identifying more than 20,000 individuals seeking employment, strengthening individual talent through 200 plus free workshops, partnering with local educational institutions that offer hundreds of different training programs, matching qualified job seekers to 20,000 plus employment opportunities, and hosting more than 240 unique employers for hiring events attended by over 3,000 job seekers.
See a list of exciting upcoming opportunities.
• Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program - a nine week certification program designed to certify candidates with the skills necessary to build electronics hardware and develop an exciting career in space operations. Participants are paid and offered benefits during the nine week training program. Candidates who successfully complete the program may be offered full-time employment at Lockheed Martin.
• Career Explore - a program designed from the Colorado’s Work-Based Learning Continuum to provide options for students to become re-engaged learners. It’s an opportunity for students to identify and explore career pathways of interest and obtain industry specific training/certificates.
• IT Industry Sector Quarter - Business & Workforce Center will host two separate information sessions about training opportunities for either software development or A+ and Network+ certifications. A workshop focused on creating a winning IT resume will also be available. Look for several lobby demonstrations highlighting assistive technology and check out the IT Timeline in the Career Services Center. In late May, join us for the IT Shark Tank event where job seekers can present their challenges to entering the IT field to a group of employers who will provide honest answers. Anyone who thinks IT is the perfect fit can attend a Reality Check session and explore the industry up close and personal. The kick off is Thursday, April 11th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2450 in the Laramie Building, 3500 Illinois Street.
• Life After High School - an opportunity for high school aged youth (whether in school or out of school) to find a summer job, embark on a career pathway, learn about military options, access resources that will help them find success in school or life, apply to a college or university, eat free pizza, and possibly win a prize.
• Project SEARCH - is an innovative school-to-work transition program for high school students with significant disabilities. The program is dedicated to workforce development that benefits the individual, community, and workplace. Children’s Hospital Colorado serves as the host business providing opportunities for students to learn workplace skills and emerge from the program ready for employment.
• Summer Job Safari - an 8 week career exploration program for young people ages 15-18. Over the course of the summer students will go on field trips to a variety of businesses to learn about career pathways and what it's like to work in industries such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Construction, Hospitality, Government, Energy, and more.
• Workshops - many workshops are available, all at no cost, offering job seekers opportunities to improve existing skills or learn new skills on their career path.
• Young Adult Get-A-Job Fair - Do you know a young adult 16 to 24 looking for a seasonal or permanent job? Tell them about the Jeffco Young Adult Get-A-Job Fair. This is a great opportunity to meet with employers in person and learn how to earn money and gain valuable skills for the future! Rescheduled to Tuesday, April 30th from 3pm – 6pm at Peak Community & Wellness Center. See the flyer for all details but please note the date change.
Did you know the number of Jefferson County community members experiencing unemployment is approximately 10,100? Did you know housing costs in Jefferson County have risen 28.5% since 2013? Check out the Business & Workforce Center, Poverty, and Veterans Infographics for many informative statistics.
For more information on the wide array of resources available to job seekers, employers, veterans, and youth visit the Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center website.