The CWDC aims to share innovative examples and promising practices from across the Colorado talent development network so that other communities and partners may leverage and scale as fits with their own situation. Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have shared their insights and experience through the case studies listed below:
- Upskilling case studies
- Workforce innovation case studies
- Remote work case studies
- Sector partnership case studies
Through the Lives Empowered initiative, the CWDC is working to develop a scalable, industry-led model for upskilling the frontline workforce across Colorado. Diverse organizations and employers implement upskilling (i.e. the process of teaching workers new skills) to improve employee retention, facilitate career advancement, attract new talent, and increase customer satisfaction. The below case studies highlight the upskilling approaches of various organizations across the state.
- Lutheran Family Services
- Metro Denver Retail Partnership
- Pikes Peak Retail and Hospitality Sector Partnership
- Pueblo Corporate College
- Spanish Peaks Retail & Tourism Partnership
- Vail Valley Partnership
In 2018, the CWDC released $350,000 in grants to Colorado’s local workforce areas to scale a promising practice or test a new model of service delivery that maximizes efficiency in serving customers. Three local workforce areas received Workforce Innovation grants -- Boulder County, Jefferson County, and Larimer County. The below case studies highlight the innovative practices developed within each of these local workforce areas to help others replicate the successful practices.
The CWDC and CDLE Office of the Future of Work partnered with three businesses to develop case studies exploring the transition to remote work for a small, medium, and large business. The case studies aim to raise awareness about remote work, share promising practices that support a smooth adoption of remote work, and promote the location-neutral incentive made available by OEDIT.
Each case study highlights key insights the company learned during their transition and links to tools and resources the employer leveraged.
- Small employer - A-Train Marketing
- Medium employer - Pax8
- Large employer - Colorado Department of Labor & Employment