On the Horizon – 3/2/2007

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PPWC hosting networking groups, workshops

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has announced its March schedule for networking groups and workshops.

All events will take place at the PPWC main office, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Register at www.ppwfc.org by clicking on the job seeker icon and then workshops.

Guided job search: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 and 20 — Offers job search guidance for the employed and unemployed, including tips about job searching, resume and portfolio development, networking, interviewing, negotiation, job application and ads.

Resume “Righting!”: 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, and 29 — Provides resume and portfolio basics. (no registration necessary)

Self Employment: The Driver’s Seat: 10 to 11 a.m. March 13 and 27 — Tips for those thinking about working for themselves.

Executive Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays

Professional Group: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays

Over-55 Job Seekers: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays

Veterans: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., first, second and fourth Wednesdays

SSFCU hosting credit report workshop

Security Service Federal Credit Union is hosting a free workshop about understanding your credit report from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 6 at the Briargate Service Center, 1485 Kelly Johnson Blvd.

RSVP online at www.ssfcu.org or by calling (866) 809-6354.

Community blood drives for March

The Bonfils Blood Center is hosting the following community blood drives this month:

  • Promenade Shops at Briargate, noon to 4 p.m., March 10, 1885 Briargate Parkway.
  • The Citadel mall, noon to 4 p.m., March 17, north entrance.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 28, 1480 Quail Lake Loop.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 365-0006, opt. 2.

Contractors hosting construction law program

The El Paso County Contractors Association is hosting “Construction Law for Construction Professionals” beginning March 15 at the Antlers Hilton, 2 S. Cascade.

The 12-week program, which runs from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays through June 7 (no class on March 29), will teach construction professionals the fundamental legal rules that govern their business relationships, contracts and projects.

The cost is $300 for association members and $500 for nonmembers.

For more information, or to register, contact Jerry Schmitz at 475-0700 or jerry@elpasocountycontractors.com.