Blog Post

Forging Tomorrow’s Workforce Today at the 2024 NAWB Forum

More than 1,300 passionate and dedicated workforce leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., March 23 - 26 for four full days of knowledge sharing, connecting, and learning at the 2024 National Association Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum—the nation’s largest annual workforce development gathering and conference.

Discover the Impact of Colorado’s RUN Program

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Colorado received $23.75 million dollars to fund programs that give residents the opportunity to pursue vocational and career readiness training to pave the way for Coloradans to access better, higher-paying jobs and a brighter economy across the state. 

Elevating Industry Voices Through Sector Partnerships

Sector partnerships in Colorado offer a space for industry leaders to work collaboratively with education, workforce development, economic development, and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of their industry. The magic is that this environment intentionally prioritizes industry’s voice.

Now Is the Time for a New Approach to Financing Talent

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. 

My Apprenticeship Experience

Kwizi Ndogole, Project Coordinator Apprentice, shares her experience working at the CWDC as a project coordinator on the career pathways team.