The Lives Empowered initiative brought retail businesses together to increase economic mobility for frontline workers across the state. Together, we upskilled 1,252 workers, launched four retail sector partnerships, and engaged 252 businesses.
The CDE, CWDC, and additional partners released a communications toolkit to support Colorado’s K-12 schools and districts in communicating about the value of earning industry credentials with students and families.
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.
Join the virtual event on April 28 for the launch of the Empowerment Score and celebration of the Lives Empowered initiative.
The Lives Empowered Impact Report provides an overview of the Lives Empowered initiative, the initiative’s effectiveness in upskilling frontline workers, and successes and opportunities for improvement identified throughout the evaluation process.
Empowerment Score Website Provides Data, Inspires Action to Increase Economic Mobility for Colorado’s Frontline Workforce
In early 2022, the CWDC and partners launched empowermentscore.org to measure indicators of economic mobility for Colorado’s frontline workforce. The Empowerment Score aims to measure individual, community, and economic characteristics that lead to greater employment stability and increased wages for Colorado workers.
The CWDC and The Graduate! Network are leading efforts to administer the Bridging the Talent Gap (BTTG) Employee Survey to help increase the utilization of employer-provided education benefits among Colorado workers.
Apply for opportunities to help advance Colorado’s economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.
The CWDC has welcomed six new staff members and has promoted two others; these CWDC team members will help strengthen the team overall and enhance work.
The CWDC has developed an intake form to field requests from our partners to provide letters of support for grant opportunities.