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Job Training Programs

Colorado Community Colleges and Occupational Education System

Colorado offers a wide variety of education and training programs for youth and adults through the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. The system provides training in more than 400 specific occupations ranging from basic entry level skills to highly technical positions. It also provides industry specific training programs to entry level employees and helps current employees upgrade skills. Additional information is available through the Small Business Development Centers and the community colleges listed below:

  • Aims Community College, Greeley
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely
  • Front Range Community College, Westminster
  • Mesa State College Area Vocational Technical School, Grand Junction
  • Northeastern Junior College, Sterling
  • Otero Junior College, La Junta

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

The DOLE operates a statewide network of Workforce Centers (WC’s), providing a number of free employer services including:

  • Screening and Referral: Employers may list their job openings with a local WC and obtain assistance with screening and referral of qualified applicants. Interviewers will match experience and capabilities with the job requirements specified by the employer. Employers make the actual hiring decisions.
  • Mass Recruitment: Employers may take advantage of mass hiring services while expanding their businesses or newly locating in Colorado.
  • Affirmative Action Hiring: Employers may list an Affirmative Action Job Order with a WC to assist in meeting affirmative action hiring goals.
  • Employer Roundtable Seminars: Workshops are available to employers on a regular basis on topics such as unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, equal employment opportunity, etc. NOTE: Services not available at all Service Centers.
  • Layoff Assistance: WC staff can assist employers who are about to lay-off some or all of their employees with developing information packages, job search workshops and retraining referrals.-America’s Job Bank: Employers who wish to recruit nationally may have their requests posted at WCs throughout the United States and via the Internet. For location and phone number of the Workforce Center in your area visit
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