Mesa, Colorado

Mesa County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2024

Goals updated only for participating counties

08069 Larimer 0.62 0.45 us-co-069 LA 08013 Boulder 0.50 0.50 us-co-013 BO 08014 Broomfield 0.59 0.59 us-co-014 BR 08025 Crowley 0.50 0.50 us-co-025 CR 08101 Pueblo 0.51 0.41 us-co-101 PU 08041 El Paso 0.51 0.50 us-co-041 EP 08063 Kit Carson 0.49 0.50 us-co-063 KC 08073 Lincoln 0.68 0.50 us-co-073 LI 08109 Saguache 0.44 0.52 us-co-109 SA 08003 Alamosa 0.42 0.50 us-co-003 AL 08059 Jefferson 0.50 0.40 us-co-059 JE 08015 Chaffee 0.60 0.62 us-co-015 CH 08043 Fremont 0.45 0.50 us-co-043 FR 08005 Arapahoe 0.57 0.50 us-co-005 AR 08031 Denver 0.25 0.69 us-co-031 DE 08045 Garfield 0.71 0.67 us-co-045 GA 08123 Weld 0.40 0.47 us-co-123 WE 08075 Logan 0.50 0.50 us-co-075 LO 08115 Sedgwick 0.50 0.50 us-co-115 SE 08011 Bent 0.50 0.50 us-co-011 BE 08053 Hinsdale 0.45 0.52 us-co-053 HI 08091 Ouray 0.62 0.47 us-co-091 OU 08113 San Miguel 0.49 0.38 us-co-113 SM 08071 Las Animas 0.53 0.60 us-co-071 LA 08001 Adams 0.66 0.50 us-co-001 AD 08121 Washington 0.52 0.54 us-co-121 WA 08057 Jackson 0.53 0.50 us-co-057 JA 08007 Archuleta 0.36 0.49 us-co-007 AR 08105 Rio Grande 0.50 0.60 us-co-105 RG 08035 Douglas 0.57 0.50 us-co-035 DO 08119 Teller 0.39 0.50 us-co-119 TE 08125 Yuma 0.49 0.50 us-co-125 YU 08093 Park 0.52 0.54 us-co-093 PA 08065 Lake 0.50 0.50 us-co-065 LA 08055 Huerfano 0.45 0.48 us-co-055 HU 08097 Pitkin 0.64 0.51 us-co-097 PI 08107 Routt 0.52 0.47 us-co-107 RO 08077 Mesa 0.27 0.49 us-co-077 ME 08051 Gunnison 0.42 0.51 us-co-051 GU 08087 Morgan 0.50 0.50 us-co-087 MO 08009 Baca 0.49 0.51 us-co-009 BA 08049 Grand 0.51 0.47 us-co-049 GR 08047 Gilpin 0.66 0.50 us-co-047 GI 08111 San Juan 0.59 0.61 us-co-111 SJ 08021 Conejos 0.55 0.51 us-co-021 CO 08117 Summit 0.56 0.60 us-co-117 SU 08033 Dolores 0.51 0.35 us-co-033 DO 08023 Costilla 0.50 0.62 us-co-023 CO 08039 Elbert 0.50 0.32 us-co-039 EL 08061 Kiowa 0.51 0.50 us-co-061 KI 08089 Otero 0.50 0.60 us-co-089 OT 08079 Mineral 0.50 0.50 us-co-079 MI 08027 Custer 0.56 0.40 us-co-027 CU 08037 Eagle 0.40 0.48 us-co-037 EA 08085 Montrose 0.50 0.56 us-co-085 MO 08095 Phillips 0.50 0.50 us-co-095 PH 08029 Delta 0.57 0.65 us-co-029 DE 08099 Prowers 0.49 0.50 us-co-099 PR 08081 Moffat 0.50 0.50 us-co-081 MO 08083 Montezuma 0.40 0.50 us-co-083 MO 08103 Rio Blanco 0.38 0.51 us-co-103 RB 08017 Cheyenne 0.49 0.50 us-co-017 CH 08067 La Plata 0.60 0.50 us-co-067 LP 08019 Clear Creek 0.50 0.50 us-co-019 CC

Status History:

Certified: Feb 2017

Maintained 1: Jun 2019

Maintained 2: Jul 2019

Maintained 3: May 2021

Maintained 4: May 2021

Maintained 5: Jan 2022

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Progress Towards Goals

Mesa is actively engaged in maintaining their status as a Work Ready Community. To do so, they must earn 5 points that prove their ongoing commitment to developing a thriving economy for employers and employees.

Traditional goals 3 Points

Maximum of 4 points possible

Current Goal - 1 points

Emerging Goal - 1 points

Transitioning Goal - 1 points

Optional goals 1 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

Improved Certificates - 1 points

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
NCRC
Plus
Emerging High School 4088 1279 1869 762 178 0
College 150 14 54 54 28 0
Current Private 954 173 389 270 122 +
Public 660 179 320 122 39 0
Transitioning Adult Education 28 7 12 6 + 0
Unemployed 3872 1057 1793 741 281 9
Recent Veteran 36 + 5 8 + 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9770 2711 4442 1963 654 13
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 4088 1279 1869 762 178 0
College 150 14 54 54 28 0
Current Private 954 173 389 270 122 +
Public 660 179 320 122 39 0
Transitioning Adult Education 28 7 12 6 + 0
Unemployed 3872 1057 1793 741 281 9
Recent Veteran 36 + 5 8 + 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9770 2711 4442 1963 654 13

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same ACT WorkKeys NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents ACT WorkKeys NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All ACT WorkKeys NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4

ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 30, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 2002 4238
Current
255 1618
Transitioning 1264 3927
Workforce category not identified 0 0
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 55 0

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 280 53 1 1
Bronze 368 22 0
Silver 160 8
Gold 27

Service Delivery Locations

These are the locations in Mesa County where a job seeker can take the WorkKeys test.

  • Mesa County Workforce Center

Participating High Schools

These Mesa County high schools help students prepare for and take the WorkKeys test.

  • School District 51:

  • Palisade High School

  • Grand Junction High School

  • R5

  • Fruita Monument High School

  • Grand River Academy

  • Central High School

  • Mesa County Community School

Contact Us

For more information on Mesa County's efforts in the Work Ready program, contact:

Mesa County Workforce Center

9702487560

 
 
 

Employers in Mesa County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Two Rivers Convention Center
  • Spendrup Fan Company
  • gold star icon Capco
  • Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mesa County Department of Human Services
  • First Colorado National Bank
  • Job Corps.
  • Community Banks of CO
  • Rocky Mountain Hats and Boots
  • Local Union 969 IBEW
  • Xcel Energy
  • No Coast Sushi
  • Hummel Real Estate
  • Talbott's Mountain Gold LLP
  • Home Depot (Grand Junction)
  • Cabela's (Grand Junction)
  • Camp 7 Day Camp
  • Leach's Industrial Service Inc
  • Stranger Tallman & Lautz Accounting
  • Restoration 1 of Western Colorado
  • gold star icon Right by Your Side Home Care
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • StaffRite Inc
  • School to Work Alliance Program
  • Western Slope JATC

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