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 […]
How do I know what job is right for me?
Everyone 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 […]
Tuition Assistance for Occupational Skills Upgrade
Are you interested in learning the skills to obtain employment in a particular occupation? Could you use some tuition assistance? Funding may be available for you to attend school. Our Board of Directors approves training providers for demand occupations. Here is the link to our Training Provider Page/ Occupations-in-Demand. You […]
“My Next Move” can help you decide on a career
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 […]
Apprenticeship Masonry Training Available!
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. Requirements: Be a Migrant Farmworker or family member Be 18 years […]
The Total Talent Solution – FloridaFlex
If you are a business owner seeking to grow your company or sharpen your competitive edge, FloridaFlex is your solution. Watch this video to see how FloridaFlex, powered by the CareerSource Florida network, can assist with your recruiting, hiring and training needs. We’ve been helping businesses grow in Florida for […]
Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute-Entrepreneurship Program
The MicroEnterprise program is designed to help individuals with low to moderate income levels and other disadvantages to start or stabilize their own businesses. If you have a great idea for a new business, the Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute is available to aspiring small business owners who live in the Southwest Florida […]
Career Exploration Tools
If you’re thinking about a first job, a new job or an entirely different career, there are online tools to help you build your résumé, practice interviews and help determine the best career for you by profiling your interests and work values. Your source for career exploration, training & jobs […]
Local Workforce Plan 2020 – 2024
Please click here for the 2020 – 2024 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Plan developed in collaboration with local partners for Local Workforce Development Area 24.
Do you know about these online tools created to help make decisions about your job search or career choice easier?
Easy, accessible, helpful and free are the kind of tools you want when searching for a job or career, right? That’s exactly the kind of online help the U.S. Department of Labor is providing with two websites: My Skills My Future and My Next Move. The My Skills My Future website (www.myskillsmyfuture.org) […]
A Career Exploration Outing with the Minnesota Twins
In the midst of Spring training, the Minnesota Twins hosted a career exploration event for our Destination Graduation students. Destination Graduation is a program designed and piloted locally by the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board and operated through CareerSource Southwest Florida. The program is a region-wide initiative in 12 schools throughout five […]
Job seekers with ‘foundational skills’ hot commodity
We commonly hear the need for an increase in what has come to be known as “Foundational Skills.” These are skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, time/project management skills and these can range from the basics of showing up for to work on time, customer service skills to working […]