Feb. 17, 2023 - The CWDC is looking forward to engaging with sector partnerships across the state through the 2023 Sector Partnership Communities of Practice. These webinars help advance collaboration and tackle shared challenges and opportunities across Colorado’s sector partnership network.
This years’ calls will feature industry updates, briefings on what is working to address talent shortages and other competitiveness needs, updates on Colorado’s sector strategy, and presenters addressing areas of common concern.
Please see below for the full 2023 Community of Practice schedule, including registration links. You may click the registration link for each community of practice you are interested in participating to register for all corresponding meetings for the year. Once you’ve registered via Zoom, you will be able to add the recurring meetings to your calendar.
We encourage sector partnership representatives to register both for the Statewide Community of Practice and the industry-specific Community of Practice to which your partnership belongs.
2023 Sector Partnership Community of Practice Schedule
Statewide Community of Practice - Register
- March 14, 3-4:30 p.m.
- June 13, 3-4:30 p.m.
- September 12, 3-4:30 p.m.
- December 12, 3-4:30 p.m.
Healthcare Community of Practice - Register
- May 3, 2-3 p.m.
- August 2, 2-3 p.m.
- November 1, 2-3 p.m.
Manufacturing Community of Practice - Register
- May 10, 2-3 p.m.
- August 9, 2-3 p.m.
- November 8, 2-3 p.m.
Multi-industry Community of Practice - Register
- May 24, 2-3 p.m.
- August 23, 2-3 p.m.
- November 29, 2-3 p.m.
Please note, representatives from partnerships receiving CWDC funding are required to participate in the Community of Practice calls. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Opportunities and Additional Information
Funding: The CWDC is working to publish two funding opportunities for active sector partnerships by April of this year. Be on the lookout for details of the funding opportunities coming soon.
- Building Evidence for Sector Partnerships: Up to $33,000 for regions with active sector partnerships to develop or enhance sustainable processes, systems, and tools to collect and report on data and evidence that reflects the impact of the sector partnership to employers, students, job seekers, and the community. Regions will need to submit plans detailing how they will reach objectives of the funding to receive an award. If not all regions apply, additional funding may be evenly distributed to eligible regions.
- Strong Sectors, Good Jobs: Grant awards to active sector partnerships to advance their industry-led priorities. Additional funding will be available to sector partnerships who demonstrate a focus to improve job quality within their region.
To receive sector partnership funding from CWDC, partnerships must have been launched with clearly defined goals and a plan for achieving them in place.
Sector Partnership Technical Assistance Modules: On March 15-16 the module Succession and Sustainability is being offered to support sector partnerships to develop agile and long lasting practices and funding approaches. For details on this and other technical assistance opportunities, please visit CWDC’s Technical Assistance page.
Overview of NextGen Sector Partnerships: Check out this video series to learn more about what NextGen sector partnerships are, why they matter, and how and why Colorado adopted the approach.
Learn more about Sector Partnerships on the CWDC website.