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Opportunities for Internships in Colorado | Digital Workshop Center

Opportunities for Internships in Colorado | Digital Workshop Center Learn more about open opportunities for Internships in Colorado Nearly everyone agrees: completing an internship is an important step for any new graduate or person who has recently learned a new skill or someone who is looking to switch fields. Internships are a good way to learn about the industry and get a bit of experience. They look good on resumes because they show a commitment to the industry and a willingness to learn. Plus, many internships turn into full-time positions. As you begin...

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Addressing Workforce Shortages in Northern Colorado: Talent 2.0

Addressing Workforce Shortages in Northern Colorado: Talent 2.0 In Northern Colorado, there are simply more jobs than capable workers. As a community we must begin addressing workforce shortages in Northern Colorado with strong measures, or our economy may very well suffer. Many have recognized the importance of this challenge, including those in the Northern Colorado business community.   To work toward a solution to maintain a viable workforce in Northern Colorado, a team of area businesses and community partners recently created Talent 2.0. This team...

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Job Seekers: Utilize Your Local Workforce Center and the WIOA Program

Job Seekers: Utilize Your Local Workforce Center and the WIOA Program If you’ve recently found yourself unemployed or underemployed, there are many resources available to you to aid in getting the skills you need to rejoin the workplace and land a viable job. Your local Workforce Center has many programs and financial aid grants to help you through this difficult time; it’s just a matter of taking advantage of the resources available to you.   Workforce centers are designed to ensure businesses have access to a trained workforce and Americans have the skills...

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A trained workforce is a happy workforce – Realizing the value of professional development for your employees

A trained workforce is a happy workforce – Realizing the value of professional development for your employees Employees value professional development and education within the workplace When employees are well trained, they are more productive.  If they are more productive, then the company is able to profit from their efforts.  It’s that simple. Ok, maybe not.  But think about an employee who has to “learn on the job” versus one who is well versed in the tasks at hand?  The trained professional will spend their workday completing the necessary tasks versus the un-trained individual...

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Connecting with alumni on LinkedIn

Connecting with alumni on LinkedIn Working to increase access to job opportunities and networking for alumni on LinkedIn Employers and job seekers know that LinkedIn is the single most important tool for recruiting talent.  Employers often review a LinkedIn profile as much (if not more) than a resume to determine your skills and qualifications before hiring. For skills assessment, LinkedIn is a tremendous tool for recruiters to be able to accurately analyze how a candidates skill set would match their open position....

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