RMSER Workforce Development prepares individuals for a new career through job training, work experience, and job placement. Since 1980 our programs have helped adult, youth, seasonal and migrant farmworkers gain the skills they need to obtain stable employment in shifting economies or rural areas.
Additional support services are available to seasonal and migrant participants and their families through RMSER. We are proud to partner with local employers to train and hire our participants.
A robust economy and strong community start with a skilled and educated workforce. Learn more about current and upcoming workforce program offerings and partnering your business with RMSER below.
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”
Provides Training and Support Services to Migrant/Seasonal Farmworkers
Offers Tuition Assistance for Training
On the Job Training
Provides Migrant/Seasonal Farmworkers training opportunities that lead to full-time employment and higher wages
RMSER Workforce is Funded by the 167/National Farmworker Jobs Program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Daniel came to the United States from Mexico with his parents when he was six years old. Together, they worked at a local mushroom farm in near Greeley, Colorado. Daniel graduated from Platte Valley High School in May 2008 and applied for DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals), allowing him to graduate with an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts from Aims Community College in May 2015.
Daniel applied for NFJP services at RMSER in order to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Like many other DACA students, Daniel did not qualify for other forms of financial aid. RMSER assisted Daniel and his family with the remaining cost of tuition and books.
When Daniel graduated in the spring of 2018, he not only obtained his degree, he was awarded the Learning Perseverance Award: AMS Honor Fund for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and was the 2018 Petroleum Engineering Senior Class Ethics Award Winner. Following graduation, RMSER assisted Daniel with his resume and interviewing skills. Daniel was hired at Integrated Petroleum Technologies in Golden, Colorado in 2018. Congratulations Daniel!
Edith was born in Greeley, Colorado and graduated from Valley High School in 2013. Edith continued to work as a seasonal farmworker and dreamt of continuing her education and becoming a nurse. With help from RMSER and the NFJP, Edith enrolled at Aims Community College before transferring to the University of Northern Colorado in the Fall of 2018. Edith graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at UNC with a 4.0 GPA. Edith found her dream job at the Medical Center of Aurora as an RN with the help of RMSER. Congratulations Edith!
Julissa knew that pursuing a career in education would be a challenge. As a seasonal farmworker and a DACA student, Julissa did not have many options. RMSER's dedicated staff helped Julissa achieve her goals and provided financial assistance. Julissa is the first person in her family to complete their associate degree and was the commencement speaker at her graduation from Aims Community College in 2019. She will attend Metropolitan State University in the fall of 2019 on a full scholarship and with two campus job offers. Keep up the great work, Julissa! We can’t wait to see what you do next!