About Colorado: Southern Colorado Region
The largest city in this region is Pueblo, which boasts a diverse industrial base that includes Vestas, the Professional Bull Riders Inc., Atlas Pacific Engineering, EVRAZ Steel and TRANE. It is known for its rich culture and heritage as well as the recreational opportunities Lake Pueblo State Park and White Water Park offer for kayakers and river surfers. Those regional draws make Pueblo a hotspot for festivals like the annual Chile Festival and the Historic Arkansas River Project (HARP), which attract thousands of visitors to the area. Colorado's largest annual event, the Colorado State Fair, calls Pueblo home; in 2010, it exceeded a half-million attendees. Pueblo is also known as the "Home of Heroes" because it has more Medal of Honor recipients per capita than any other U.S. city - photos of the recipients are showcased at the Center for American Values along the HARP Riverwalk.
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 in northeastern Colorado:
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 Southern Colorado region hosts several well-established institutions. Colorado State University - Pueblo, Pueblo Community College, Otero Junior College, Trinidad Junior College and Lamar Community College 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 as staff to help determine if you might be eligible for financial aid.
Still need help? Feel free to contact my Southern regional office: 719-542-1701
Thursday, July 24, 2014Resources Follow Letter Senators Sent in March, Recent Meetings with Administration Officials
Udall Presses VA Secretary Nominee on Need to Keep Faith with Colorado Veterans, Resolve Backlogs, Address Delays at Aurora Medical CenterThursday, July 24, 2014Udall Urges Nominee to Visit Colorado Soon After Confirmation, Restore Veterans' Faith in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Udall: Hearing Shows Why My Job-Creating, Locally Driven Bill is Right Way to Safeguard Browns CanyonWednesday, July 23, 2014Udall Introduced Legislation Following 18 Months of Public Meetings, Input on How to Protect Spectacular Area for Wildlife, River Recreationists, Future Generations
U.S. Department of Transportation Heeds Udall's Call to Strengthen Train Safety Regulations, Prevent Fuel-Train ExplosionsWednesday, July 23, 2014Udall Has Worked Alongside Colorado Communities to Press for Updated Train-Safety Rules
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Coloradans agree that no one should have to ask their boss for a permission slip to access critical health services — birth control or otherwise. But just over two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, turned back the clock on decades of progress toward gender equality by deciding to allow the vast majority of employers to refuse to cover contraception as part of employees’ health insurance policies.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Each July, Americans come together to celebrate Independence Day and the founding of our great nation. With fireworks, barbecues, baseball and more, we honor and recognize our founding fathers and all Americans who have made the freedoms we enjoy possible.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
President John F. Kennedy famously said that when the rights of one are threatened, the rights of all are diminished. Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — our nation’s landmark legislation outlawing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin — these words continue to ring true.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Declaration of Independence states that "all men are created equal." That is at the heart of what it means to be an American. Indeed, our history — in Colorado and across the United States — is filled with the names of men and women who have fought over the centuries to build a more perfect union.