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. CoreScore™ is available in both English and Spanish.
Santa Fe Workforce Connections, 301 W. DeVargas. Resume/Cover Letter Workshops are Mondays and Fridays at 2 pm and an Interview Skills/Dress for Success Workshop is on Wednesday at 2 pm. Drop in. No pre-registration required. Questions? Contact Kelly Smith at Kelvin.Smith@state.nm.us or (505) 827-7431.
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.
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.
HEALING AT WORK
This new blog by Susan J Schmitt and upcoming book with local author, Martha I Finney explore new ground and new ideas for what they call ASDPs, Adult Survivors of a Damaged Past and how our careers can actually help us heal from the emotional wounds and dysfunctions that we bring into our adult lives from our childhoods.
The articles below were written based on the principles from their forthcoming book, Healing at Work: The Adult Survivor’s Guide to Using Career Conflicts to Overcome Your Past and Build the Future You Deserve. (https://www.susanjschmitt.com/about-the-book/)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-428-1406.