Guam – Residents of Talofofo that are unemployed or looking for better-paying jobs will soon have the opportunity to improve their job skills at a Community Access Point (CAP) opening in that village at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, June 4.
It is the fourth village CAP to be opened through a partnership between Guam Community College, the Guam Contractor’s Association, the Guam Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s Council of Guam, and PC Merge.
The Talofofo CAP is sponsored by JTC Services, Rotary Club of Tumon Bay, Island Tinting, JMC Equipment Rental, and Budazu Electric.
The CAP program provides village residents with a means to become more marketable in the workforce through access to free online training via the KeyTrain component of WorkKeys, the Job Assessment and Training program offered by GCC. Once participants complete the KeyTrain program, they can take the $65 test to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate offered through WorkKeys. The NCRC is proof for employers of specific skills that the potential employee has mastered.
In exchange for six to 10 hours a week of working on online skills development at the CAP, residents work two hours a week on village beautification projects.
Community Access Points are already in place in the villages of Inarajan, Sinajana, and Tamuning, and have helped several residents in those villages to secure better-paying jobs. The respective village CAP sponsors are M80 Systems, Inc. (Inarajan), Bank of Guam (Sinajana), and Isla Paint & Roof Supply, with iConnect providing internet access (Tamuning).