About Colorado: Denver Metro Area Region
The "Mile High City" of Denver is the largest city in Colorado and the state capital. The vibrant urban region contains over 2.9 million residents, more than half of the state's population. The Denver Metro area consists of 39.7 percent of residents with at least an undergraduate degree, not surprising considering the number of institutions of higher education congregated in the region. Popular attractions include: the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Art Museum and the U.S. Mint. Denver is also the second-oldest sister city in the U.S.; its relationship with Brest, France, began in 1948. Denver has an energetic downtown area known as LoDo, or lower downtown, which is surrounded by several distinct outlying historic neighborhoods, including Capitol Hill, Uptown, the Highlands and Cherry Creek North. Denver's Colfax Avenue is the longest continuous street in the United States.
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 available in a 21st century economy.
I encourage you to register with the Colorado Workforce Center closest to you. Here is a list of Workforce Centers in the Denver Metro Area:
- Adams County
- Arapahoe County
- Boulder County
- City and County of Broomfield
- City and County of Denver
- Clear Creek County
- Elbert County
- Gilpin County
- Jefferson County
Other Useful Employment Websites:
- Office of Economic Development
- Colorado Workforce Centers
- Connecting Colorado
- City and County of Denver
- State of Colorado
- U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor and Statistics
- Labor Market Information
- Unemployment Information
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.
Skills to Build America's Future - White House Initiative
In an increasingly competitive global economy, America's economic growth and competitiveness depends upon the education and skills of its workers. The Skills to Build America's Future initiative, housed at the Department of Labor and implemented in close cooperation with the Department of Education, will help identify and build career pathways by linking you to the various resources that will help you take that important next step.
For opportunities to improve your education, the Denver Metro Region hosts several well-established institutions - University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, Denver University, Front Range Community College (Westminster, Longmont, and Brighton), Westwood College, Heritage College, Community College of Denver, Red Rocks Community College, Community College of Aurora, Platt College, Arapahoe Community College, Ecotech Institute, Redstone College and ITT Technical Institute.
These schools offer two- and four-year degree programs in fields that can make you more competitive in today's economy. Each of these campuses offers night classes and flexible schedules, as well as staff to help determine whether you are eligible for financial aid.
Still need help? Feel free to contact my Denver Metro Regional Office: 303-650-7820
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