Colorado Workforce Development Council

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The vision of the Colorado Workforce Development Council is that every Colorado employer has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan has the opportunity for meaningful employment, resulting in individual and statewide economic prosperity.

The CWDC’s mission is to enhance and sustain a skills-based talent development network that meets the needs of employers, workers, job seekers, and learners for today and tomorrow.

The CWDC's values are equity, agility, and integration. Learn more


Helping Colorado businesses attract, hire, develop, and retain talent.


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August 12, 2020
The CWDC is excited to welcome Gwen Carter to the team as the new operations coordinator. In her role, Gwen will manage all internal and external operations functions of the CWDC.
August 11, 2020
The CWDC worked with state agency partners from CDLE, CDHE, and CCCS to publish Colorado’s High Quality IRAP Framework. The framework details quality standards for Industry Recognized Apprenticeships Programs (IRAPs) as they take hold in Colorado.
July 31, 2020
On July 23-24, the CWDC hosted the Reenvisioning Retail 2020 conference for more than 150 individuals from business, education, workforce, community-based organizations, and more.

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The CWDC Office supports and oversees multiple boards and commissions. Learn more about the Council, BEL Commission, State Youth Council, and State Rehabilitation Council below.

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TalentFOUND comprises the systems, partners, programs, and initiatives offering services to ensure that students, job seekers, and workers have access to meaningful careers, and employers have access to skilled talent. Learn more.