Website helps youth export careers

Curtis Englehart
Curtis Englehart

A new website offers help to youth to find information about careers, including those in high demand in Mesa County.

The Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction announced the launch of the website at

“There are so many great resources for youth in Mesa County. With this new website, we have pulled all these resources together, allowing young people one comprehensive place for career exploration,” said Curtis Englehart, director of the Mesa County Workforce Center.

The new website is the product of a “Shark Tank” type competition involving youth career exploration.

The website is a collaboration of community partners, including CareerWise Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce,  Mesa County School District 51 and Western Colorado Community College.

“The goal of this website is to help prepare students with the knowledge needed to make the best decision after high school when it comes to their own career path,”  Englehart said.

Middle school students have their own tab with links to the Young Entrepreneur Academy and career and college readiness.

High school students will find a wide array of information, including information about work-based learning and the School to Work Alliance Program.

Young adults have access to information from KickStarting Your Career and CMU career services.

The website offers more than 100 career videos through virtual job shadowing.

A calendar offers information about job- and career-related events throughout the Grand Valley.