September is Workforce Development Month

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Sept. 1, 2020 - Workforce Development Month kicks off on Sept. 1. This nationwide awareness month, held annually in September, recognizes the contributions of workforce professionals and highlights events and initiatives that support job seekers and employers. 

This year in Colorado, the theme “From Adversity to Opportunity” was chosen to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. Each week will focus on a different topic, including working in a virtual world, workforce services, apprenticeships, and industries especially impacted by the pandemic, such as hospitality and retail. See below for the full schedule.

Please share your events and success stories for promotion throughout September. You can also follow the CWDC on Twitter and LinkedIn and CDLE on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for information on events, initiatives, and success stories throughout September. Happy Workforce Development Month!

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September 7: Working in a Virtual World

During the week, we will be sharing online resources to help Coloradans navigate the challenges and opportunities this new virtual world of work entails, while also promoting location neutral jobs and virtual hiring events.

September 14: Workforce Services Spotlight

We will be highlighting jobseeker services and employer resources available through Colorado's workforce centers.  

September 21: Apprenticeships

We will be outlining apprenticeship resources and opportunities for employers and workers and sharing apprenticeship success stories. 

September 28: Impacted Industries

While the pandemic has affected nearly every sector of the economy, hospitality, restaurants, and retail have been especially hard hit. We will be highlighting resources for businesses and workers in these industries.