2020 has brought dramatic changes to our economy. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to useful and actionable information about employment, education, and training is more important than ever.
We hope you can join us July 23-24 for Reenvisioning Retail 2020. Please save the date and join the interest list to receive updates about the event.
Earlier this year, the CWDC specifically named equity as a key value in creating an economy that works for all Coloradans. We cannot achieve this goal without acknowledging -- and working to dismantle -- the systemic inequities and racism that have existed for hundreds of years and continue to persist.
WIOA partners throughout Colorado worked collaboratively to increase knowledge around programmatic accessibility in the workforce system using funding from a Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) grant. The Colorado project was recently recognized and published on WorkforceGPS as a disability and employment best practice.
The CWDC has opened a grant opportunity for communities across Colorado committed to advancing work-based learning strategies. Interested communities should apply at cwdccommunitysupport.com by May 28, 2020.
The CWDC awarded nearly $250,000 in Talent Accelerator Grants to five communities focused on upskilling frontline workers. Communities will pilot innovative approaches to skill development and career advancement for incumbent frontline workers in the retail, hospitality, and food and beverage industries.
Representatives from CDHE, PAIRIN, and the CWDC worked to update the My Colorado Journey homepage to better speak to its three key audiences: job seekers, students, and professional users.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has launched an online directory of all registered apprenticeship programs in Colorado. The directory site can be found at colorado.gov/apprenticeship/directory.
The CWDC launched the Lives Empowered Training Academy, an upskilling program to connect frontline retail employees with pathways to career opportunity.
The CWDC is excited to announce the launch of our new website at cwdc.colorado.gov. We are pleased to have made the transition to provide our partners and the public with refreshed content and improved design and functionality.