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Mesa County Libraries

Academic Research Expand A library card is required to access these resources outside of a Mesa County Libraries location. Sign up for one in person. Here a few of our more popular academic research resources. You can find a complete list here. Academic Search Premier This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of […] Read More!

CareerWise Colorado

CareerWise is a modern youth apprenticeship program. Students work in modern workplaces accruing meaningful work and accessing debt-free college credits. Read More!

Work Based Learning

Work Based Learning We know that one of the most effective ways to prepare students for jobs is to give them real world experience. Work-based learning is a strategy that combines skill development with real world training opportunities. Apprenticeships and other work-based learning activities create opportunities for youth and adults to develop the skills needed […] Read More!

Western Colorado Community College

Western Colorado Community College is committed to student success. Whether you are interested in an associate degree, a certificate, customized industry training, or a change in your career options, we are here to serve you. Recommendations from business advisory committees help us keep all aspects of instruction current and relevant to today's employment needs. We offer valuable, hands-on instruction that equips you with real-world skills and lets you step into the career you want. Read More!

Career & College Readiness

District 51 has many ways for high school students to learn about themselves, explore careers, engage in career readiness, and prepare for next steps after graduation. ICAP & Naviance What is ICAP? Expand ICAP Stands for Individual Career and Academic Plan! Basically, it’s a process where students own and track their learning around career pathways. […] Read More!

Workforce Center – High School

Volunteering How to find volunteer opportunities in Mesa County Expand How to find volunteer opportunities in Mesa County Search online “volunteer opportunities in Mesa County for teens” Choose companies that are within your area of interest and give them a call! For guidance or more information speak with an Employment Specialist at the Mesa County […] Read More!

Get Your GED

PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE Are you interested in earning your GED? Expand The Mesa County Workforce Center is excited to offer free GED Prep classes (Adult Basic and Adult Secondary levels). Adult Education classes will help students prepare for the GED test and develop reading comprehension, writing, and math skills needed in the workforce. Students […] Read More!

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY Apply Today! Visit: gjchamber.org/young-entrepreneurs-academy-yea Contact: [email protected], or 970-263-2916 Learn more: www.yeausa.org The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses. YEA! was developed at the University of Rochester in 2004 with the support of a grant from the Kauffman Foundation. The Grand Junction […] Read More!


The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) assists young adults with mild to moderate needs in employment to become competitively employed and to achieve successful community outcomes.   What is SWAP? 2935 North Ave. • Grand Junction, CO • 81504 (970)254-6011 http://gjswap.org https://www.facebook.com/Swapmesa SWAP is a collaborative initiative between: Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) […] Read More!

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