Improving Skills

The Springfield Career Center offers a variety of services to assess and improve your skills. To be considered for any of the following services, please ask to meet with a Skills Team member when you visit the center.

Job Seekers can request to take a variety of Office Proficiency Assessments that will show your level of proficiency in areas such as keyboarding, computer applications, data entry, customer service, clerical, and financial.

National Career Readiness Certificate
We offer you the ability to study for, and take, a WorkKeys Assessment that results in a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC demonstrates to employers your level of job skills in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

Computer Lab
If you need to develop or brush up on your computer skills, we offer Microsoft Office tutorials through our computer lab. Students meet four to five times per week for eight to nine weeks.

Work Ready
This pilot program allows Dislocated Workers to be considered for placement at a training site. The training period is for six weeks at 24 hours per week. Participants will continue to receive unemployment benefits while in training.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Programs
In order to receive any of the following Intensive or Training level services through WIA, you must meet the eligibility requirements for either our Adult Program or Dislocated Worker Program.
  • Adult Education – We offer Adult Education & Literacy classes that allow eligible individuals to prepare for their GED test or brush up on their basic skills.
  • One-on-one job search assistance – If you are really struggling in your job search, you can be paired with a staff member who will provide you with intensive one-on-one job search assistance, resume development, and support.
  • On the job training (OJT) – If you meet eligibility requirements, you may be considered for an OJT placement that will allow you to enhance and build upon your existing skill set.
  • Tuition Assistance – If you have been unable to obtain employment due to limited education and/or skills, and you meet specific eligibility requirements for training, you may be eligible for tuition assistance, provided there is funding available.
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance –Assists eligible workers who become totally or partially unemployed as a result of increased imports or movement of business operations to a foreign country.