March 14, 2023 - The CWDC will be offering five technical assistance (TA) modules this upcoming April through September to provide training and support to our talent development network partners. Applications for these modules will open on April 3, 2023.
The upcoming Technical Assistance Modules include:
- Skills-based Hiring Module - Transforming HR Practices to Reach Organizational Success
- Work-based Learning Module - Developing and Implementing High Quality Experiences
- Sector Partnership Module - Engagement and Retention for Success - Regional Teams Model
- Disability Support Navigation Module
- Engaging Economic Development Councils
Review the modules below and mark your calendars now - applications open April 3, 2023. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
Skills-based Hiring Module - Transforming HR Practices to Reach Organizational Success
This module consists of three 90 minute sessions of facilitated learning discussions, employer panels, and cooperative learning breakout sessions. Participants will learn to define/articulate organizational impacts of skills-based hiring, use of skills-based hiring as a recruitment strategy, and skills-based hiring as a selection strategy.
When: April 18, May 16, and June 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Who: Colorado Employers within the TalentFOUND Network and/or sector partnership network. Participants need to have influence in changing aspects of recruitment and hiring including but not limited to job descriptions, policies, and procedures. Participants will also need to have a basic understanding of how skills based hiring connects to the overall Job Quality Framework.
Work-based Learning Module - Developing and Implementing High Quality Experiences
As support for work-based learning (WBL) evolves and grows across the state, new resources continue to be developed to support initiatives. Using best practices, quality standards, and subject matter experts, this technical assistance module will provide the latest resources and network connections to increase quality in work-based learning experiences and their development.
When: 1:30 - 3 p.m. (90 minutes) on the second Mondays of June, July, August, and September
- Educators, administrators, and intermediaries who support WBL programs
- Employers (developing and/or running WBL)
- Local area workforce staff (supporting and/or working with WBL)
Sector Partnership Module - Engagement and Retention for Success - Regional Teams Model
This module will help sector partnerships build engagement to achieve partnership goals. The first session will guide you through a self-assessment of your regional team to identify opportunities to strengthen the regional team behind your sector partnership. The second session will give you a practical understanding of how to help public partners identify and play constructive roles in support of sector partnerships, not as an add-on activity, but as a way of fulfilling their core mission more effectively.
When: April 26 and May 4 from 1-2 p.m.
- Members of active or exploring sector partnerships
- Sector partnership conveners
Disability Support Navigation Module
As the world of work continues to evolve post pandemic, opportunities for increasing access to employment (in person, hybrid, and virtual) for people of all abilities are abundant. This module will provide resources for support, networking, and more to support these growing opportunities. Participants will learn the benefits, breakdown barriers, and reduce stigma job seekers with disabilities bring to the workforce.
When: June 14, July 12, August 9, September 6 from 10-11 a.m.
- Local area workforce staff
Engaging Economic Development Councils
Successful relationship development with economic development partners is a key skill for talented local area workforce business services professionals. As the world of work continues to evolve, so does the landscape for economic development in the state. Participants will learn from experts in economic development about best practices for relationship development. Participants will also have an opportunity to develop action plans with experts to further develop their connections and collaboration with economic development partners in the state.
When: One monthly session taking place in July, August, and September. More details to come.
- Local area workforce staff