Employment and Education

Employment and Training Navigators (ETN) specialize in working with parolees to enhance job readiness by encouraging long-term employment goals with sustainable wages through case management, soft skills classes, and funding for job training. The ETNs collaborate with workforce centers, technical schools, community colleges, and other vocational schools throughout the state in order to identify certificate and job training opportunities. ETNs seek and establish relationships with employers who are willing to hire parolees, in order to expand the pool of potential job opportunities for offenders. Additionally, the ETNs work with local businesses and community organizations to promote workforce development projects, internships, and apprenticeship programs.


Denver Metro Region Employment and Training Navigator
Cheryl Gallegos, ETN

8800 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031

Phone: (303) 763-2436  |  Fax: (303) 831-9053  |  cheryl.gallegos@state.co.us

Western Region Employment and Training Navigator
Chris French, ETN

2516 Foresight Circle, Suite 3, Grand Junction, CO 81505

Phone: (970) 255-9126, Ext. 4172  |  christopher.french@state.co.us

Southern Region Employment and Training Navigator
Matthew Blanski, ETN

888 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO  80907

Phone: (719) 633-1469 Ext. 2366  |  |matthew.blanski@state.co.us 

Northern Region Employment and Training Navigator
Luke Solomon, ETN

3000 S. College Ave., Suite 110, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone: (970) 223-2232 Ext. 3009  |  Email: luke.solomon@state.co.us