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CMU Career Services

COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES Mission Statement Career Services provides resources and guidance for students and alumni in their journey toward reaching their career goals. We take an active role in providing career exploration, workshops, fairs, and on-campus employer visits to encourage students to investigate and gain information while creating their career path. We also […] Read More!

Get Your GED

PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE Are you interested in earning your GED? The Mesa County Workforce Center  is excited to offer free Adult Education (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 will first […] Read More!

Health Care Career Ladder

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HEALTH CARE AND NURSING? The Healthcare field is perfect for people like you who are dependable, pay attention to details, listen well, observe emotional states, have a caring spirit and are good at problem-solving. Salary ranges currently go from about $21,216 a year to $35,376 a year, or $10.20 to $17 […] Read More!

KickStart Your Career

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A PAID INTERNSHIPS KickStart is a program designed to match out of school, young adults, ages 18 – 24 with available paid jobs and internships here in Mesa County. Our staff works closely with local businesses to make sure that you are getting the jobs you want. Young adults will achieve […] Read More!

Mesa County Libraries

Academic Research 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 academic […] Read More!

SWAP

What is SWAP? 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. SWAP is a collaborative initiative between: Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Local school districts and Boards of Cooperative Education Services Colorado Department of Education […] Read More!

Workforce Innovation Project (WIP)

Manufacturing Workforce Innovation Project WIP is a course designed by local manufacturers and educators to create a library of skills training for the manufacturing sector. This program includes an on-line platform, as well as evening and weekend lab hours to ensure flexibility to each student. Manufacturing Skills – Overview Collaborative effort between Mesa County Workforce […] Read More!

High School

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? ICAP Stands for Individual Career and Academic Plan! Basically, it’s a process where students own and track their learning around career pathways. Want […] 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!

Get Your GED

PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE Are you interested in earning your GED? The Mesa County Workforce Center  is excited to offer free Adult Education (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 will first […] Read More!

Mesa County Libraries

Academic Research 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 academic […] Read More!

SWAP

What is SWAP? 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. SWAP is a collaborative initiative between: Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Local school districts and Boards of Cooperative Education Services Colorado Department of Education […] 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!

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!

Workforce Center – High School

Volunteering How to find volunteer opportunities in Mesa County 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 Workforce […] 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!

Middle School

Career & College Readiness

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

Work Force Center – Middle School

Volunteering Find Volunteer Opportunities in Mesa County 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 Workforce Center (970) […] Read More!

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY The program meets on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM during the academic year with occasional supplemental events. Classes will not meet during school breaks and holidays. 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 […] Read More!

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