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
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