Oct. 19, 2023 - The CWDC is offering six technical assistance (TA) modules to provide training and support to our talent development network partners. Interested applicants should visit the CWDC TA portal and create a login to apply (please use your work email address as your username and create a unique password).
The available Technical Assistance Modules include:
- Sector Partnerships - Annual Launch
- Storytelling for Workforce Development Professionals
- Artificial Intelligence and Workforce Development: Adopting and Implementing AI into the Colorado Workforce Ecosystem
- Job Quality for Career Seekers
- Credentialing, LERs, and Talent Finance: Exploring Resources to Address Talent Shortages
- Sector Partnerships - Convener Mentorship and Skills Assessment
Review the modules below and visit our Technical Assistance webpage for additional details, including application instructions. Please note that the application deadlines vary for each module. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sector Partnerships - Annual Launch
Application Deadline: Nov. 7, 2023
What: This is an annual technical assistance module for partners interested in launching a sector partnership. The module will cover:
- Getting started
- Regional diagnostics (data, partner engagement, industry need)
- Learning and engaging with the Next Gen model
- Partners, roles, and support needs
- Identifying employer champions and the role of employers in the partnership
Who: Talent development network partners interested in launching a sector partnership
Timeframe: November 2023 - February 2024
Storytelling for Workforce Development Professionals
Application Deadline: Dec. 8, 2023
What: This three-session module will provide the how, what, and who of developing storytelling skill sets for workforce professionals. Participants will learn the guiding principles for creating stories, how to develop a culture of storytelling, free and low-cost tools for capturing stories, strategies for sharing stories, and the experiences of storytelling experts from across the state.
Who: Workforce professionals
Timeframe: December 2023 - February 2024
Artificial Intelligence and Workforce Development: Adopting and Implementing AI into the Colorado Workforce Ecosystem
Application Deadline: Dec. 27, 2023
What: Artificial intelligence (AI) is being discussed in nearly every industry, and discussion of its benefits and dangers are now common in everyday life as well. By now you’ve likely heard of some AI systems (ChatGPT, OpenAI) and you may have even tried one of them out for yourself. Beyond hearing about pay-for-service systems as they relate to workforce development, how can we truly understand, adopt, and implement AI in the Colorado workforce ecosystem while also being intentional about equity, inclusion, and end user experiences? This technical assistance module will dig deeper into issues of equity and inclusion while exploring how those in the Colorado workforce ecosystem are implementing AI.
Who: Workforce professionals and partners in the Colorado talent development network
Timeframe: January - March 2024
Job Quality for Career Seekers
Application Deadline: Jan. 10, 2024
What: This technical assistance module will explore job quality through the job seeker lens. Participants will learn about job quality features in My Colorado Journey and discuss how to connect job seekers and employers through job quality.
- Career Services staff, career coaches, or other professionals who assist job seekers
- Local workforce area leadership
Timeframe: January - March 2024
Credentialing, LERs, and Talent Finance: Exploring Resources to Address Talent Shortages
Application Deadline: Jan. 30, 2024
What: Many Colorado employers continue to work to fill vacant positions with skilled talent. At the same time, many Coloradans face resource constraints that prevent them from acquiring the needed skills through training and education programs. This technical assistance module will explore ways to provide more equitable access to training and education through talent finance. Talent finance strategies and tools help rethink and restructure funding for training and education so that more people can gain the skills needed by employers in high-demand occupations and sectors.
Who: Partners in the Colorado talent development network
Timeframe: February - March 2024
Sector Partnerships - Convener Mentorship and Skills Assessment
Application Deadline: March 5, 2024
What: This technical assistance module for sector partnership conveners will include:
- Defining and measuring the need for mentorship,
- Exploring and assessing skills for success in the convener role
- Mentor/mentee Breakout Sessions
- Goal setting for future success
Who: Sector partnership conveners
Timeframe: March - May 2024
For questions, please contact us at email@example.com.