City and CMU join in effort to offer student training opportunities

The City of Grand Junction has joined with Colorado Mesa University in a program offering part-time jobs and internships to students at CMU and Western Colorado Community College.

“We are extremely proud to be able to provide these learning opportunities to the students of CMU and WCCC,” said Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton. “We know there is a wealth of knowledge and talent in both student bodies, and we are excited to benefit from that while at the same time helping to potentially further the careers of these young people. This really is a win-win not only for us and the schools, but also for the local labor market.”

CMU President Tim Foster agreed. “The partnership between CMU and the City of Grand Junction is exciting for students and transformational for the university and community. City Council’s investment in the future work force through CMU students demonstrates leadership and foresight, and we look forward to helping students find opportunities through this program.”

Interns have already begun work in various positions in administration, community development, the traffic division and at the wastewater treatment plant.

Additional opportunities are expected to become available in 2019, including positions in finance, fire department community education and outreach, general services and human resources.

Students at Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College who want more information about employment and internship opportunities with the City of Grand Junction should call Shelly Caskey at 244-1492