Program Overview

The Career Development Program

The Career Development Program also referred to as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), is a federally funded employment and training program. The focus of the Career Development Program is to provide services to prepare individuals for full-time, self-sufficient employment.


  • Connecting Colorado Job Site Registration
  • Job Referrals
  • Job Seeker Workshops
  • Resume Assistance
  • Interviewing Preparation
  • Information on Community Resources and Programs
  • Labor Market Information
  • Specialized assessment of skill levels and interest


  • Support Services to obtain or maintain employment
  • Short-term Pre-vocational Services
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT)
  • Paid Work Experience


Apply – Complete the Customer Summary form and return to the reception desk at the Mesa County Workforce Center. Click here to open form: Customer Summary.    Once we receive your form you will be contacted by a Case Manager with the Career Development Program.

Individualized Assessment – The Career Development Program is not an entitlement program.  The application process includes assessment of an individual’s job readiness, financial social and supportive needs, employment and training needs, labor market demand, and potential for successful completion.

Eligibility Requirements (all applicants must meet the following criteria):

  • 18 years of age or older (adults)
  • US citizen or non-citizen authorized to work in the US
  • Meet Selective Service registration requirements (males only)
  • Young Adult and Adult applicants may be required to meet Income Guidelines (see income table below)
  • If seeking Classroom Training, pre-requisites will be required. Your assigned Career Development Case Manager will review these with you.

After obtaining employment and/or completing training, the Career Development Program will follow up with you for 12 months to assist with job retention and advancement opportunities.

Income  Guidelines – Young Adult/ Adult Programs

Family Size
Income for past 6 months
1 $6,030.00
2 $8,641.00
3 $11,863.00
4 $14,643.00
5 $17,282.00
6 $20,212.00
To calculate the Income Eligibility for families with over 6 members, add $2,090.00 for six-month income for each additional family member

New and exciting opportunities are ahead, we look forward to working with you to reach your employment goals!

The Career Development Program