Fruita chamber offers help with work force development

A series of classes are scheduled as part of a free program for members of the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce.

The program will help participants develop their workforces and attain new employees through internship opportunities.

One-hour classes will be offered along with lunch at noon once a month over five months at various locations:

Oct. 5, BBSI, 120 W. Park Drive, Suite 108 in Grand Junction.

Nov. 2, Dragon Heating & AC, 156 S. Park Square in Fruita.

Dec. 7, Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction.

Jan. 4, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Feb. 1, Growl Agency, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction.

The classes will cover such topics as apprenticeships, internships and job shadowing as well as employee reviews, job descriptions and on-the-job training programs. 

At the end of five months, participants will have positions defined and systems in place to hire an intern to support their operations.

The program is scheduled to conclude with a session set for 5:30 p.m. March 1 on the CMU campus that will include graduation as well as speed interviewing with CMU Career Services and students ready to accept internship opportunities.

Participants are required to attend all classes to graduate.

To register or obtain more information, contact the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce at 858-3894 or visit the website at