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.
BASIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
- 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
INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER AND TRAINING SERVICES INCLUDE:(program eligibility required)
- 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
Income for past 6 months
|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