Pikes Peak Workforce
As a Job Coach with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Michael Walton works with high school students who are in construction programs to address the shortage of skilled tradespeople in Colorado. I communicate with students to understand their goals and ambitions assist students to discover and overcome their personal barriers and set goals. I also organize career-planning activities including individualized coaching sessions, construction career development sessions, and soft skill development; create resumes, cover letters, bios, and other employment-related documents. In addition to helping students and recent graduates perfect their skillset, I also dedicate time to work with companies to create learning opportunities and real world experiences through internships, apprenticeships, jobs and other opportunities for students who are looking for careers in the trades.