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

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May 12, 2022
The Lives Empowered initiative brought retail businesses together to increase economic mobility for frontline workers across the state. Together, we upskilled 1,252 workers, launched four retail sector partnerships, and engaged 252 businesses.
May 3, 2022
The CDE, CWDC, and additional partners released a communications toolkit to support Colorado’s K-12 schools and districts in communicating about the value of earning industry credentials with students and families.
April 7, 2022
Coloradans affected by the pandemic can take advantage of significant stimulus funding to advance their careers at no cost to them thanks to funding for reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling through HB21-1264.
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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.