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About Colorado: San Luis Valley Region

Photograph of San Luis Valley Region landscape

Comprised of Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Rio Grande and Mineral counties, the San Luis Valley is located at the headwaters of the Rio Grande River and is the largest alpine valley in the world. Home of the oldest town and oldest water right in Colorado, the Valley was settled by families from northern New Mexico in the 1850s. Agriculture is a significant part of the region's economy, as is Adams State College. The Valley hosts the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, which contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, as well as one of the most diversified solar industries in Colorado.

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.

Newly Unemployed
Register with the Colorado Workforce Center closest to you. There is one located in Alamosa, and in Monte Vista. Workforce Centers can direct you to employment and job training opportunities in the area.

Job Training
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 San Luis Valley hosts three well-established institutions. Adams State College and Trinidad State 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 as staff to help determine whether you are eligible for financial aid.

And Western State College, located in Gunnison, offers many degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in professional areas such as business, accounting, recreation and teacher education.

Still need help? Feel free to contact my San Luis Valley office: 719-589-2101

Regional News

Regional Blog

  • Independence Day 2014

    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.

  • Continuing to Build a More Perfect Union, 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act

    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.

  • Happy Juneteenth

    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.

  • Empowering Coloradans to Summit the Student Debt Peak

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Colorado is winning the global economic race thanks to our college graduates, who have the drive, skills and expertise to keep our state at the forefront of the 21st century's innovation economy. But with the price of education rising faster than ever, student loan debt is dragging down their financial health and hindering our economy's ability to grow.

Regional Offices

Northwest Region
P.O. Box 866
Clark, CO 80428
P: 303-650-7820

Northeast Region
801 8th Street
Suite 140A
Greeley, CO 80631
P: 970-356-5586

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West Slope Region
400 Rood Avenue
Suite 220
Grand Junction, CO 81501
P: 970-245-9553

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Denver Metro Area Region
999 18th Street
Suite 1525, North Tower
Denver, CO 80202
P: 303-650-7820

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Southern Colorado Region
107 West B Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
P: 719-542-1701

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Four Corners Region
954 East 2nd Avenue
Suite 106
Durango, CO 81301
P: 970-247-1047

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Pikes Peak Region
2880 International Circle
Suite 107
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
P: 719-471-3993

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San Luis Valley Region Office
609 Main Street
Suite 205
Alamosa, CO 81101
P: 719-589-2101

Regional Information

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