Rocky Mountain SER Providing Workforce Services for Arkansas Valley


Gerry Jenkins of Rocky Mountain SER in Lamar

 (Lamar) Rocky Mountain SER Workforce Division continues providing Workforce Services in the Arkansas Valley.  The local Community Base Organization continues to provide Workforce Investment Act services in the Valley under the 167 National Farmworker Jobs Program to Agriculture Workers seeking employment and training services.  Rocky Mountain SER is a One Stop Workforce partner and is co-located with the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) at the Lamar Workforce Center located at 405 East Olive Ave in Lamar.  

RMSER continues to offer services to those who have an Agriculture work history and are seeking employment and training opportunities locally.  The services are free and eligibility can be quickly determined by providing work history information for the past two years. 

RMSER services are provided locally by Field Representative, Gerry Jenkins at the local Lamar Workforce Center.  Gerry has worked for RMSER for over 5 years and she is seeking clients who have an Agriculture background and are interested in training opportunities including On-the-Job Training, Work Experience, Occupational Training (Tuition Assistance for College courses such as Lamar Community College).  She also works with private training institutions for CDL Truck Driving Licensing and Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA State Board Certified) which could lead to employment in truck driving or CNA positions locally or state wide.  Supportive Services to eligible participants who are enrolled include transportation assistance (gas and auto repair), clothing for work or training, tools and equipment for work or training, and other items needed to secure employment.  

Rocky Mountain SER works with local employers placing job seekers into activities such as On the Job Training (50% reimbursement for wages paid to new employees hired while in training) and Work Experience (RMSER pays 100% of participants wages while they work for employers as they gain exposure to the working world).   

Rocky Mountain SER is a Colorado Non-Profit State-Wide Community Base Organization that provides not only Workforce Services for Farmworkers, but also Head Start and Migrant Head Start for young children throughout Colorado. Rocky Mountain SER is the largest Head Start provider in Colorado and has over 600 employees state-wide. RMSER has been providing Workforce Services in Southeast Colorado for over 30 years. 

For more information on Workforce Services in the Ark Valley please contact Gerry Jenkins by phone at (719) 336-9019 or in person at the Lamar Workforce Center.  Gerry is bi-lingual and speaks Spanish. For more information visit the Internet at to view all of RMSER services.


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