About Colorado: Pikes Peak Region
The name was given to the gold mining region during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1858-1861. Pikes Peak, also known as "America's Mountain," remains one of the most popular attractions in the region, as the most-visited mountain in North America and second-most-visited in the world. In addition to the U.S. Olympic Committee and Training Center, the community hosts many sports-related national governing bodies, including the U.S. Tennis Association, U.S. Figure Skating and 25 other organizations. Colorado Springs also has a long, proud military tradition - the U.S. Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and Fort Carson all are located nearby. With our military members, our athletes and our community, Colorado Springs ranks as one of the "Fittest Cities" in the nation.
Workforce Training and Educational Resources
The organizations and resources listed below could help you return to the job market or gain new skills to make you more qualified for jobs in the 21st century economy.
Register with the Colorado Workforce Center closest to you. Here are the Workforce Centers along the Pikes Peak region:
- Colorado Springs
- Cripple Creek
- Divide: 1115 US Highway 24, 719-686-0705
- Woodland Park
Workforce Centers can direct you to employment and job training opportunities in the area.
If you need any additional job training or if you are a veteran, Workforce Center staff will connect you with Rocky Mountain Service, Employment, & Redevelopment, or RMSER. RMSER staff will work with you to develop job training tailored to your unique skills and previous work experience. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment also offers a broad array of services and resources for job seekers.
For opportunities to improve your education, the Pikes Peak region hosts several well-established institutions. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Technical University and Colorado Mountain College, among others, offer two- and four-year degree programs in technical and academic fields that can make you more competitive in today's economy. Each of these campuses offers night classes and flexible schedules, as well staff to help determine whether you are eligible for financial aid.
Still need help? Feel free to contact my Pikes Peak region staff: 719-471-3993
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