Now Is the Time for a New Approach to Financing Talent

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We are in a new economy that competes on talent, yet the talent financing and development systems we rely on were built for a different era and economy. This has left many Coloradans unable to access the training and education that lead to in-demand jobs, and many Colorado employers struggling to find talent.

The CWDC is offering a series of virtual workshops on Talent Finance tools—which use public-private partnerships and align incentives so that more Coloradans can access workforce training—that address inequities in Colorado’s labor market. 

Choose one primer below to learn about talent finance tools, solution providers, and funding mixes.

Register for Thu, March 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register for Tue, March 26, 2024, 1 - 3 p.m.

Register for Fri, April 19, 2024, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register for Thu, May 16, 2024, 2 - 4 p.m.

Register for Wed, June 26, 2024, 12 - 2 p.m.

This workshop is intended for anyone within the TalentFOUND Network, Local/Regional/State Workforce Professionals/Board members, and the Sector Partnership Network. Industry collaboratives, CBOs, training providers, and educational institutions are also welcome. 

We encourage you to take part in being the change we need, so that together we can promote economic advancement for workers, learners, and employers, while also closing the opportunity gap. In our workshop, we will explore:

  • Public and private innovations in talent finance.
  • Shifts in employer talent strategies 
  • Incentives for employers and government to work together as part of a new public-private approach to talent development that can scale promising employer, private sector, government, and service provider innovations.
  • Expanding opportunity and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the talent marketplace.

Join the Talent Finance Community of Practice April 18

Join our next Colorado Innovative Finance Community of Practice (IFCOP) on Thursday, April 18, from 3 - 4 p.m. for employers, education and training providers, and community-based organizations looking to increase accessibility to workforce training and education. The IFCOP helps participants use talent finance to solve workforce training issues. Click here to register