Employment & Training Services

Soft Skills are Essential!

Young Business people

You probably heard of the term “soft skills” regarding interviews or resume writing but are you aware of how important these skills are for your success?

We want to share with you a great article by Lou Adler, CEO, Performance-Based Hiring Learning Systems, on LinkedIn called “Soft Skills Are Too Important to be Called Soft“.

This article lists the top 12 most important “soft skills” and explains why a term change to “non-technical skills” instead emphasizes the importance of these skills.

You can also take a survey included in this article to rank your own non-technical and leadership skills.

How do I know what job is right for me?

Skills ProfilerEveryone has a personal and unique set of job skills.  Yes, even high school or college graduates possess some qualifying and marketable traits that make them competitive in today’s job market.  For example, working at the most basic customer service job at a local retailer can develop the communication skills sought after by some of the country’s top employers.

Ever wonder what career or job suits your unique set of skills?  The CareerOneStop website features a Skills Profiler that will create a list of your skills and match them to job types that need those skills. “You can use this profile to identify occupations that use your current skills, find gaps you need to fill, or polish your resume” (CareerOneStop.org’s Skills Profiler).

Attention Out-of-School Youth Ages 16-24!

CareerSource Southwest Florida’s DESTINATION⇒CAREER$ program provides youth, ages 16 – 24, who are out-of-school, with access to quality education and job opportunities.
How? Through individualized guidance, continued support for educational attainment, and opportunities for skills training for in-demand industries and occupations. All culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.

The iCareer pathway passport, which includes work-based learning, is promoted through Work Experience, On-the-Job Training (OJT), job shadowing, internships and short-term occupational skills training.

What is my first step?  Contact a workforce professional at a location nearest you to schedule a one-on-one appointment to learn what options are available to you.
Please use our COVID-19 Career Services Form to schedule an appointment, click this link to access the form.
Click on the following link for a list of the CareerSource Southwest Florida centers:  Locations

What do I bring to the appointment?

  • Photo identification
  • Social security card or other proof of social security number
  • Males born on or after January 1, 1960 must be registered for the selective service.  Online registration is available at the following link:  https://www.sss.gov 

What services are available?

  • Career exploration = $
  • Workshops on how to write resumes, apply and interview for jobs = $
  • How to decide how much money you want to earn throughout your career = $
  • How to increase your earning potential = $
  • General Equivalency Diploma attainment = $
  • Technical skills training = $
  • Work based training where you can earn while you learn = $
  • How to budget and maximize the money you earn = $

All our services are at no cost to you.

Let us help you with career advice and tips on your job search by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and “Like” us on Facebook.

“My Next Move” can help you decide on a career

My Next Move

This online tool, at MyNextMove, is free to all users, and gives individuals several alternatives for occupations (including the O*NET Interest Profiler).  It provides an easy-to-read, one-page profile of each occupation, including essential knowledge, skills, abilities, and technologies, simplified salary and employment outlook information, as well as links to specific training and employment opportunities.

In addition there is a link to My Next Move for Veterans

You've served your country. Now you're ready for a new challenge. What do you want to do for a living?

My Next Move for Veterans

Apprenticeship Masonry Training Available!

Brick layer

We are recruiting in the Immokalee, LaBelle and Clewiston areas.

Are you interested in enrolling into Apprenticeship Masonry Training?

Attend classes one evening per week while working full time with a participating employer.

You can earn while you learn.


  • Be a Migrant Farmworker or family member
  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card

Contact: Melissa Palma for more information (239) 658-3300 Ext 6705

Supportive services may be provided to those who qualify.

We are recruiting apprentices NOW for start dates throughout the year!

Click here flyer for printable flyer.

For more training opportunities, “Like” us on Facebook, “Follow” us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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