Are You Ready To Work?

WORK READINESS

Innovate+Educate has created a free online assessment tool to determine both measure skills for work-readiness most valued by employers. The assessment, CoreScore is easy to take and understand and offers free “online boot camp” training to help you improve your work readiness skills and assessment scores, SKILL UP.  Click here to get started, and select Santa Fe as your location. That will get you started. Core Score is available in both English and Spanish.

COMPUTER AND ACADEMIC TUTORIALS

Goodwill Community Foundation has an extensive library of free, online tutorials to improve your computer skills and academic skills (available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese) called GCFLearnFree. Click here to access their website.

Northstar Digital Literacy offers free, online computer skill assessments with printable results. Click here to access their website.

BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES

Goodwill Santa Fe and Santa Fe Workforce Connection have teamed up to offer free, hands-on computer classes at the downtown Workforce Connection Office, 301 West DeVargas*.

Classes are held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to Noon.

  • 1st Thursday of every month- Computer Basics (how to use a computer)
  • 2nd Thursday of every month- Email and Internet Search
  • 3rd Thursday of every month- Microsoft Word (Basic)
  • 4th Thursday of every month- Microsoft Excel (Basic)

*Space is limited so please call 505-827-7434 to make reservations.

NM WORKFORCE CONNECTION TRAININGS

ONGOING: Mondays and Fridays, 2pm-3:30pm. Starting the first week in March 2019, Resumes & Cover Letters, Santa Fe Workforce Connection, 301 West DeVargas, Santa Fe. Questions? Contact Kelvin (Kelly) Smith, Kelvin.Smith@state.nm.us, (505) 827-7431.

ONGOING: Wednesdays at 2pm-3:30pm, Interview Skills & Dressing for Success, Starting the first week in March 2019, Santa Fe Workforce Connection, 301 West DeVargas, Santa Fe. Questions? Contact Kelvin (Kelly) Smith, Kelvin.Smith@state.nm.us, (505) 827-7431.

EMPLOYMENT FOR MINORS

The U.S. Government has created employment laws to protect people under age 18 from danger and exploitation. New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has created a helpful flyer with general information and places to contact for more specific questions. Click here to access the flyer.

BONDING FOR AT-RISK OR HARD-TO-PLACE JOB SEEKERS

In 1966, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) created the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) as an employer job-hire incentive that guaranteed the job honesty of at-risk job seekers. Federal financing of Fidelity Bond insurance, issued free-of-charge to employers, enables the delivery of bonding services as a unique job placement tool to assist ex-offenders, and other at-risk/hard-to-place job applicants (e.g., recovering substance abusers, welfare recipients, poor credit, etc.) Click here for more information.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Explore SFCC Certificates and Degrees to learn specific industry skills and education. Click here to access our list.

SFCC’s Adult Education offers a High School Equivalency Diploma/GED program in English and Spanish, ESL classes, and Adult Literacy tutoring. Click here to find out more.

Need help? SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center can help you get started and guide you to discover where you want to focus your learning and the steps involved. Click here to find out more.

CONTACT CAREER SERVICES at career.services@sfcc.edu, 505-428-1406.