Eight Sector Partnerships Awarded Stabilization & Recovery Grants

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August 27, 2021 - The CWDC is excited to announce the grantees for the Sector Partnership Stabilization & Recovery Grant. These grants for up to $30,000 per partnership are intended to support the sustainability of sector partnerships as an approach to economic recovery and industry stabilization.

Congratulations to the eight sector partnership awardees:

  • Boulder County Healthcare
    • The partners of the Boulder County Healthcare Sector Partnership will focus on recovering from the industry impacts from COVID-19. Their primary goals will be to measure outcomes and increase workforce initiatives, skills-based hiring, and work-based learning. 
  • Colorado Media Journalism 
    • Action teams with Colorado Media Journalism will implement a talent pool database of news/media-based background career seekers through free hiring support services, incumbent worker training, and employment development programs, and create an educational component of work-based learning for job seekers and industry partners. 
  • Northern Colorado Healthcare
    • The NOCO Health Workforce Committee will determine a strategy for addressing the nursing shortage in northern Colorado, as well as expand their virtual library of Get Into the Guts youth career exploration, A Day in the Life of a Behavioral Health Professional, annual youth and job seeker events, and work-based learning initiatives.
  • Northern Colorado Manufacturing
    • NOCO Manufacturing's goals are to provide a job fair to manufacturers, networking event, work-based learning, and skill-based hiring events.
  • South Central Tech Sector Partnership
    • The partnership aims to grow and expand their internship program. This program will focus on creating an internship procedure manual, talent equity through creation of a tech-focused job board, and sector partnership growth.
  • Tech Talent Boulder
    • Tech Talent Boulder will focus on COVID-19 economic recovery with business leaders and community partners. This will include convening industry to solve industry problems during and post-pandemic, measuring both quantitative and qualitative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local businesses, and provide skills-based hiring training. 
  • Tech Talent Denver
    • The partnership will continue the ongoing recruitment of new business members. They will continue to convene quarterly meetings to both identify and plan for collective action items, and will focus on providing industry resources needed to diversify the labor pool using speakers and/or content that specialize in this subject area. They will strategize solutions for a more diverse job seeker entering into the technology labor market and host a virtual job fair to connect job seekers to local Denver area businesses.
  • Upper Arkansas Healthcare Sector Partnership
    • Upper Arkansas Healthcare Sector Partnership will support behavioral health service providers by developing behavioral health career recruitment videos for local school students and displaced or underemployed workers, and support local residents by improving awareness of and access to behavioral health services. 

Learn more about sector partnerships in Colorado.