Ute Mountain Learning Center

We are the service headquarters of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s (UMUT) Higher Education Department. UMUT Higher Education provides Tribal membership and other Native Americans in its service area with Adult Literacy and GED

programming, Vocational Training, Tribal Scholarship, Community Learning Projects, Workforce Grant initiatives and internships, Career and Technical Education options, WIOA programs, and college coaching.


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UMUT Higher Education Mission Statement

To provide education opportunities for Native adults at the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, 17 and older, that lead to their academic, dultural, personal, and economic well-being.

Ute Mountain Learning Center

Assisting Tribal Members With:
  • Educational grants
  • Work-based training
  • Tutoring
  • Internships
  • Professional training
  • Business incubation programs
  • Job creation
  • Work readiness programs
  • High school equivalency
  • Continuing education
And More!

Health Profession Opportunity Grant

Careers in health care are preducted to be among the fastest-growing occupations, with average salaries ranging from $2,000 for CNA to $50,000 for RN.

Start your career in the fast-growing field of health care
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Scribe
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
And More!

This document was supported by Grant 90FX0008 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

The following video was created in July 2018 by six Ute Mountain high schoolers enrolled in the SEEDS Project, with the help of Tribal WIOA, the Tiwahe Grant, the Colorado Office of Film Television and Media, and the Colorado Film School which mentored the film making. For more information on how you can participate in upcoming workshops and creative technologies at Ute Mountain, please contact the Ute Mountain Learning Center.

“Finally, it’s my success story”

UMLC supports adults to accomplish their dreams and sustain families and their traditions. Educational opportunities include: Live, interactive “distance education” classes using advanced internet technologies—group or one-to-one learning with partnering colleges and universities, at both Towaoc and White Mesa sites. This is a way to start on college credits that can advance toward a degree or certification. Testing with TABE and other tools, to help you determine where you stand in your aptitudes and skills. Staff advisors and teachers available to help individuals and Tribal affiliates develop their career options, college choices, financial aid, and job entry.

Workforce training through its HPOG (Health Professionals Opportunity Grant) and SEEDS (Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies) programs. College scholarship—the UMUT Tribal Scholarship serves Tribal members and other residents of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal reservation. We also host information on a variety of other financial aid openings for Native Americans. Regular weekly GED/HiSET classes to help you complete your high-school credential quickly.

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