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Youth employment and education conference 2005

To help young people ages 14 to 21 prepare for their future, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center Youth Council and Pikes Peak Community College are teaming up to offer the Second Annual Youth Employment and Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the college’s Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

The conference will include workshops taught by local experts which will help the attendees understand how to be successful in their chosen path. The topics include:

* What’s the Plan? This workshop will provide information needed to make effective career decisions, including exercises to set and meet realistic personal and professionals goals; introduction to non-traditional career choices; and entrepreneurship.

* Problem-Solving with Confidence! Do you know how to respond to job troubles? Do you know when and where to speak up, ask questions, and take action -to help yourself or others? This session explores communication skills to ‘make your case’ and offer the world your best even in the face of conflict!

* Payday! Managing Your Finances – This workshop will cover managing and checking and saving account, bank basics, maintaining good credit and looking ahead.

* How to Finance Your College Education – This workshop will include a discussion on how to finance your college education; the cost of education, the process of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and what is to be expected.

* Getting Hired! How and where to look for a job, making a great first impression, resume examples, tips on how to survive an interview, and follow up.

Space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.ppwfc.org. Social Security numbers are required for registration.

State offering wage withholding class

The Colorado Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, is offering a free wage withholding class for employers at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110 in Lakewood.

The class will include information about federal and state wage withholding regulations and Department of Labor requirements. Instructional materials will be provided. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

For more information or to register for the class, log on to www.taxcolorado.com.

Library offering legal, business, investing programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following classes:

Minding Your Business is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Penrose Pubic Library. Information will be available about business resources available at the library during a free tour before the library opens. Registration is not necessary.

For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Investment tools at your library is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Penrose Public Library. The program will include instructions about how to research company information and how to follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites.

For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Conference for women business owners set for Feb.

The Denver Small Business Administration and the National Association of Women Business Owners are hosting a conference for women business owners, “In Good Company,” on Feb. 9 at the Denver Adam’s Mark Hotel.

The full-day event will feature a luncheon keynote address by Susan Polis Schutz, poet, author and co-founder of Blue Mountain Arts. The conference will include breakout workshops and presentations for women business owners through three tracks: start-up businesses, growing businesses and established businesses. The topics of interest include financing, strategy and planning, marketing and sales, human resources, insurance and legal issues, international business, government procurement and leadership.

For more information about he conference, log on to www.nawbodenver.com/ingoodcompany.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board holding meeting

Fort Carson is inviting the public to learn about environmental restoration projects on post at its quarterly Restoration advisory Board meeting which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Building 7300, off Woodfill Road.

Board meetings include presentations about ongoing cleanup projects. For more information about the meeting or to find out about access to Fort Carson for the meeting, call the Restoration Program coordinator at 526-8004.

Military engineers/business training conference on tap

The Society of American Military Engineers Denver, Pikes peak and San Diego Posts are hosting a conference, “Reaching New Peaks of Engineering Excellence,” March 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.

The goal of the conference is to bring together small and large businesses with public and uniformed services engineers to promote education, create networking possibilities and announce engineering opportunities where public and private sector engineers and related professionals can work together in support of national security.

Special events include an SAME Young Members/Fellows activity, small business training sessions, a networking icebreaker, more than 70 exhibits, military installation opportunity briefs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sessions and a ski trip to Winter Park. Log on to www.samermsw.org for registration and exhibitor information.

USAFA Band presenting third chamber recital concert

The U.S. Air Force Academy Band is inviting the public to attend the third concert in this season’s Chamber Recital Series at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Colorado College’s Packard Hall.

The concert will feature Master Sgt. Tim Allums, trumpet, and Tech. Sgt. Ani Berberian, clarinet.

The concert is free and tickets are not required.