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September 16, 2016

September 2016


Employment Subcommittee of Denver’s Road Home  where work is everything 




A quick look at current training opportunities and events for job-seekers from Denver’s Workforce Services in the Denver Metro Area.

Friday – September 16, 2016


Upcoming Trainings

Have family law questions but don’t know where to start?

Denver Human Services (DHS) is hosting a Family Law Open Forum at DHS, Richard Castro Building, 1200 Federal Blvd., Room 1018, Denver. An attorney will be present to give information on: Child Support, Visitation, Parenting Time, Custody, contempt citations (re: family law only) and other family law/court questions you may have. These are FREElegal clinics open to the public. Refer to attached flyer for dates and information .


Need additional training or want to update your skills?

The Denver Workforce Services provides career and development and training to increase the skills and employability of jobseekers while offering online courses and tutorials to meet those needs. FREE Job search and prep classes include: Resume Pro 2.0 and Interviewing Techniques. Technology classes include: Computer Essentials, ResCare Academy, and ResCare GED Academy. Mastering Applications and Professional Networking workshops are also available. Check out the September calendar for classes or call 720.930.4331 or 720.930.4063 and press “0” for more information. Refer to the calendar that is attached.


Interested in becoming an Interpreter?

Bridging the Gap is a leading, nationally-recognized medical interpreter program in the United States. This is a 40-hour course that trains bilingual healthcare professional, interpreters, and translators in the theory, mechanics, ethics and business of the interpretation field. Refer to the attached flyer for upcoming training sessions or contact Jennifer Wanifuchi at or 303.923.2945.


Free Construction Certification Courses:

Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) and Denver Housing Authority (DHA) are hosting FREE Construction Certification Courses throughout September. You must meet the qualifications for the program. To register, contact Damon McIntyre at 720.956.3824 or Jacqueline Candelaria at 720.956.3830. Refer to the attached flyer for more information.


Want to learn about Emily Griffith Technical College and the courses and programs they offer?

Emily Griffith Technical College and DenverWorks are hosting tours and informational sessions for prospective students. Receive information and assistance regarding programs, financial aid, applications and enrollment requirements. Visit to register. Refer to the attached flyer for dates, times and locations.


Professional Women’s Group:

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence. They are hosting a Professional Women’s Group for Employed Women on September 27th from6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Mile High United Way Building, 711 Park Ave. West, Denver. Please RSVP by Monday, September 26th to Gloria at Refer to the flyer attached for more details.


Customer Service Training:

Mi Casa Resource Center is offering Customer Service skills training. This 4-week comprehensive training will assist you in launching careers in Customer Services or Financial Services. Deadline to apply is September 19th. Contact Carla at303.539.5619 or Refer to the flyer for all details.


FREE Professional Painter Training:

Sherwin-Williams and Denver Housing Authority are hosting a Professional Painter Training “Homework” from September 26th – September 30th from 8:00am – 4:30pm at the Quigg Newton Community Center, 4440 Navajo St., Denver. Refer to the attached flyer for information.


Skillful and LinkedIn:

Skillful is offering the following workshops: Rock Your LinkedIn Profile, Get New Skills with Skillful, and Explore Growth Opportunities with Skillful. These workshops will be held at the Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver. Refer to the attached flyer for workshop descriptions, dates and times.


Tired of living paycheck to paycheck?

Upstream Impact and CrossPurpose are offering Denver residents a free one year training program where job coaching and support are offered during the program. Register on line at or call 720.577.5725. Refer to flyer for session dates and location.


Women’s Bean Project:

Women’s Bean Project is hiring for their 9-month paid transitional job program. This is a hands-on, structured job readiness training program. Support services are given to encourage a successful outcome. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible. Apply in person at 3201 Curtis Street, Denver to complete the application. Please refer to attached flyer for more information.


Workforce Initiative Now (WIN):

Looking for a career in construction or transportation? WIN can help you secure a position or advance your career on local transit infrastructure projects. You must attend a WIN information session on Wednesday, September 21st at 1:00pm prior to applying. RSVP to Robert Graham at or 303.352.5019.


From the City and County of Denver:

Interested in working for the City and County of Denver? For current list of openings, please and select the “Search Jobs” button.

who is present:  


MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | 9:30 a.m -11:30 

9:30 am

Welcome by Tammy Bellofatto, Ken Arellano and Keegan Kuhlman

9:45 am ResCare, Perla Gheiler, Project Director and Director of Operations David Sanchez, Regional Director Follow up of July meeting and introduce DRHES liaison from ResCare  –  they are here for the second time.  Sir Green  is speaking  rapidly    Sir’s voice is reverberating and slurred as a result.  He is speaking as though he was expressing a single sentence  which leads one to go to sleep.     website     #720   930  4331 or 4360  you cannot self register you have to contact a couselor.  you can attend a specific workshop are available to attend.


 – Janee Moore _____  303 352  3309  direct #  contact  through e-mail  she is the person who you want to talk to

convening meeting on October 20  EMPLOYMENT  CAREER BEGINNINGS



10:20 am LinkedIn, Aaron Moore, Denver City Manager Presentation on Training Finder

linkedin job search  trainings  electrical technician  many avocations and careers to begin training  – version 2  training finder 

accessible education  90%   inclusion in the professional market what do people see as a value in the market place?


keep jobs livable wage  training finders help people to find their promised end point of working for a life time


Mi Casa:  Jennifer  not all training programs are made the same.  Graduating people depends on the external abilities of the person to make a connection to find work  – externship  is essential.  This was called networking once upon a time.




You can search by geographical location for the programs that are nearest to you.

share the information with job recruiters in companies throughout the world  $350.00  a year unless you have a Denver Public Library Card and then it is GRATIS


number of different courses that are available through the Denver Public Library


10:50 am VOA, Brad Allen, Employment Specialist Veteran Services at VOA, Bill Daniel’s Center



120 years old vulnerable people across the country


The property was willed to the VOA  July it opened 1 stop resource center for everything  like a stand down


Tony Medina  Colorado Department of Veteran Services


women’s emergency shelter will be located permanently at the Daniel’s Center  –  I wonder whether Lindi has a role in this.  Did he say that this is supposed to open in January?

no set date to begin  –  they do not have an idea as when it will begin.  


720 317  5836  numbers 


Government and non-profit providers who share this building

11:00 am HIREDenver, Jessica Cassarino, Chair  is speaking at the moment  creative hiring practices  untapped work force  employment heroes.  They will have a panel of people speaking answering questions –   at MI CASA NEXT MONTH OCTOBER MEETING


spend two minutes and fill out the survey  nominating the employment hero  employers to attend  14  partners


October 21  will be facilitating 4 meetings each  quarter.  9 to 11:30 a.m.

11:10 Mandy re: Housing Subcommittee Meeting then Round the Room Announcements then Adjourn

*** Next month is Employer training from HIREDenver.

This information will be sent to the DRHES and HIREDenver group.

Please keep a lookout for the information! DRHES

Ken Arellano, Subcommittee Chair – Tammy Bellofatto, Subcommittee Chair Keegan Kuhlman, Co-Chair – Angela Nelson, Denver’s Road Home Liaison –

the light in this enormous room is not that bright.  It is hard to see. Bill Daniels would not have  been satisfied with this room it is sterile and sound echoes without anything to buffer the echo.  website

denver workforce  services






Volunteers of America, Bill Daniels Center

1247 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204


There is street parking available, but be mindful  of street sweeping and time limits.


As a reminder, if you are not going to be able to attend the meeting, please let me know and I’ll be sure to send you the notes from the meeting.


Keegan Kuhlmann | Career Development Specialist

CWEE | Center for Work Education and Employment

1175 Osage Street, Suite 300 | Denver, CO 80204

303.892.8444 ext. 308| fax 303.892.8375


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Notes from – AUGUST, 2016  meeting

Remerg – – Carol Pebbels,

Remerg is a web base platform designed to improve the process of reconnecting to communities for formerly incarcerated people. The website is still in the design and testing phase and Carol is looking for feedback, if you have feedback please contact Carol directly


Women’s Bean Project – Mary Wyciechowski,

Women’s Bean Project is a nationally-recognized social enterprise that offers a transitional job in gourmet food manufacturing and handmade jewelry assembly designed to provide women immediate income, arrange support services to overcome barriers to employment, and teach the job readiness skills needed to get and keep a job.

  • Women’s Bean Project will now be hiring every two months rather than once a year
  • Will employed for 6 to 9 months, woman will receive continual employment support
  • Must pass a drug screen and Women’s Bean Project is felon friendly
  • On July 22nd, Women’s Bean Project will be host a voter registration drive from 1pm to 4:30pm


Universal Protection Services,  – Andrea McDowell,

Universal Protection Services provides security and janitorial services and are currently hiring for security positions.

  • Must pass a drug and background check
  • 18+
  • Ken sent out the full job description on 7-12 with the subject title of Hiring Event – Requirements




o   HireDenver will be holding professional development during the August meeting, more information to come.

o   Shelter/Housing meeting notes are attached

o   August 4 there will be a felon friendly job fair at the Tivoli center.

  • If you have employer contacts that would be interested in being at the event, there is a charge, but there may be opportunities for reduced rates. For this information, have your employers contact Dan Katzenberg

o   WIN (Workforce Initiative Now)  – is offering workshops and trainings for those interested in the construction or transportation fields, a list of trainings is attached.

o   Metro Caring – for individuals needing Identification and Birth Certificates, they are able to stop by Metro Caring to obtain vouchers at no cost to obtain their documents.

o   Goodwill – Is launching their new staffing agency, Jobarado (flyer is attached)

  • Also looking to hire 5 individuals for light janitorial work with a pay range of $10 per hour. Contact Debra Scarpella at for more information.

o   People Helping People – Saturday, July 23rd, held at Volunteers of America at 1247 Santa Fe Drive, flyer attached.

  • Individuals can receive meals, personal hygiene items, pet vaccinations and community resources.

o   Aug. 6th – 3rd Annual Hiawatha Davis/Park Hill Neighborhood Event. Ken is looking for Community Based Organizations who would be interested in having a Resource Table as this is a Resource and Job Fair. This event will be from 9am – Noon. If your organization is interested please reach out to Ken at



Keegan Kuhlmann Career Development Specialist


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