About Colorado: Northwest Region
The Northwest region is famous for its skiing, recreational activities and energy resources. Steamboat Springs, also known as "Ski Town USA," is the most populous city in the Northwest and has produced more Olympians than any other U.S. city. Other attractions include Dinosaur National Monument and Browns Park National Wildlife refuge. The region attracts many tourists year-round for its resource-based recreation including hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, camping and mountain biking. Aside from tourism, abundant energy resources are economic drivers for the region and the state's largest coal deposits are located in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.
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. There is one located in Craig, Granby and Steamboat Springs. 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 Northwest hosts two well-established institutions. Colorado Northwestern Community College and Colorado Mountain College offer two- and four-year degree programs in technical and academic fields that can make you more competitive in today's economy. Both institutions offer night classes and flexible schedules, as well staff to help determine whether you are eligible for financial aid.
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Colorado is home to awe-inspiring public lands and natural treasures. We can thank the Wilderness Act of 1964 for preserving special places like Maroon Bells, the Great Sand Dunes and large swaths of Rocky Mountain National Park. This forward-thinking legislation ensures generations of Coloradans can experience and enjoy these places — and many others across the country — in their natural states.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Our great state has been shaped and molded by the strong Colorado women who lead their communities, bolster our economy and provide for their families. One of the best parts of my job representing Colorado in Washington, D.C., is to promote policies that open up economic opportunities for everyone — and last week, I co-hosted the Colorado Women’s Forum on Economic Opportunity to bring all those ideas and idea-makers together.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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