District 11 Adult and Family Education, Pikes Peak Community College, and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center are partnering to offer a job-focused educational program for people interested in learning childcare work or manufacturing jobs.   Adult and Family Education offers ESL classes for on-the-job communication, while Pikes Peak Community College teaches the technical skills and knowledge for work.  These are low-cost, short-term classes with the goal of leading to a career credential or academic degree.  The Pikes Peak Workforce Center may be able to assist participants with tuition and job search services.  Course descriptions are listed below.  For more information, call Carmen Collins at (719)328-3022 or Joy Zincone at (719) 502-2351.

¨ Manufacturing Bridge

30-40 clock hours.  This free class will cover the following:

  • Job Readiness
  • Resumé and interviewing assistance
  • Careers in manufacturing
  • Types of equipment and safety
  • Visits to local manufacturing companies
  • Math for manufacturing

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 ¨ Basic Soldering

30 hours of training includes introduction to soldering in the electronics industry with wire, terminal soldering and printed circuit board soldering of through-hole and surface mount devices.

¨ Electronics Assembly

J Standard Requirements for Soldering and Electronics Assemblies

40 hours of soldering training to include safety, tools, and electrostatic discharge (ESD); and the knowledge and skills employees need to produce high-quality soldered interconnections.

¨ Child Development Associate

Develop your understanding of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of children.  Earning the CDA credential improves your skills with working with children and parents; and increases your job opportunities.  CDAs are eligible for positions in licensed childcare facilities such as Group Leader, Teacher, and Assistant Teacher.  The CDA credential is recognized in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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