The Southeast Manufacturing Partnership proudly partners with local businesses and schools to connect aspiring manufacturers with the tools and resources they need to explore and succeed in a manufacturing career.
The organizations listed below have partnered with us to develop facility tours, mentoring programs, educational training, career guides, internship and job opportunities, and more.
The Colorado Workforce strives to make sure every Colorado business has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan has access to meaningful employment, resulting in statewide economic vitality.
La Junta Economic Development
La Junta Economic Development provides consulting and business development services to enhance economic development for the city and to support the growth and expansion of existing businesses.
Otero County Economic Development
Otero County Economic Development serves the citizens of Otero County by recruiting, promoting and facilitating the creation of new industries and assisting in the retention and expansion of existing businesses within the county.
La Junta Schools
Southeast Colorado public schools for primary (grades K-2), intermediate (grades 3-6), and junior/senior high (grades 7-12) education.
Lamar Community College
Founded in 1937, Lamar Community College (LCC) is a learner-centered, coeducational, two-year postsecondary institution. Located on the golden plains of Southeastern Colorado, LCC serves Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Cheyenne counties. Class sizes are small and are designed to help students enter the workforce or continue to seek a bachelor’s degree through one of many four-year college and university partnerships.
Otero Junior College
Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College (OJC) is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta. OJC is proud of its reputation as one of the finest community colleges in the state of Colorado. Over 97 percent of OJC students are employed upon graduation or go on to continue their education at 4-year colleges or universities.
Pueblo Community College
Founded in 1933, Pueblo Community College (PCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Pueblo. PCC faculty engage directly with students to ensure they become highly-skilled professionals and gain the most from their educational pursuits.
Santa Fe Trail BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services)
BOCES exists to provide educational services to two or more school districts that alone cannot afford the service but find it advantageous and cost-effective to cooperate with other districts. They customize programs and training when situations arise as an extension of the local member school districts.