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Workforce Development

Our area of Southwest Colorado offers multiple opportunities to help our local workforce develop the needed skills and tools for success.


Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College, a highly rated liberal arts school, is just a 30-minute drive from Mancos. Located in Durango, Colorado, FLC is frequently recognized by college guides as among the best in its class. They are known for affordability, diversity, high-quality faculty, and the benefits of being in Southwest Colorado.


Pueblo Community College Southwest

PCC Southwest is an affordable, accredited community college located in the Mancos Valley. It offers high-quality general education classes and degrees in multiple programs, as well as career and technical programs. Daytime and evening classes are available both on site and through online instruction.

Unlimited Learning Inc.

ULC provides accessible, lifelong educational and career training opportunities to adults in the Four Corners through innovative and accelerated teaching methods, including the use of technology and distance education formats. They offer adult basic education services, as well as certificate and degree programs ranging from associate’s through master's and Ph.D degrees.

Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant

In order to invest in Colorado’s labor force and incentivize business growth, OEDIT provides grants to Colorado companies which are locating or expanding in the state or upgrading the skills of current employees to remain competitive. Funding up to $1,400 per employee is available to local employers through the Skill Advance Colorado Job training programs.

Cortez Workforce Center

The CWC provides a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers. Services include: job listings; computer and internet access; career counseling and training for job seekers; Recruitment of workers, pre-screening, and referral services; Tax credits and training reimbursement for employers


2208 E. Main
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone Number: (970) 565-3759
Fax: (970) 565-0916