Stimulus Funding Helps Pandemic-Affected Coloradans Gain New Skills at No Cost

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April 7, 2022 - Coloradans affected by the pandemic can take advantage of significant stimulus funding to advance their careers at no cost to them thanks to funding for reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling through HB21-1264

If you have been economically impacted by COVID-19, this stimulus funding can support you in developing new skills and earning a short-term credential that leads to work in growing industries in your community. You can receive training at no cost to help you:

  • Become a licensed practical nurse
  • Earn a commercial drivers’ license
  • Complete an H-VAC certification
  • Achieve an entry-level certification in IT
  • Strengthen your digital or customer service skills
  • Launch or advance your career in a variety of other in-demand industries

Rise into the job or career you have always wanted by earning a short-term credential at no cost to you. Visit and complete the form to learn more and be contacted by a career coach at your local workforce center.

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The Colorado Workforce Development Council, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and local workforce areas launched a second iteration of the Ready to Rise campaign to further promote the upskilling, reskilling, and next-skilling opportunities funded through HB21-1264 mentioned above. If you would like to access communications materials to help with promotion of these opportunities, please contact and