Guides & Frameworks

The CWDC produces a variety of guides and frameworks, including downloadable manuals, step-by-step guides, fact sheets, and other resources, to assist our partners in carrying out programs across the talent development network. View guides and frameworks for the following areas:

Work-based Learning
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Colorado's Work-based Learning Continuum & Community Assessment Guidelines - Learn about the activities that occur throughout the continuum.

2021 Work-based Learning Incubator Convening - Resources from the virtual convening to support the development of high-quality work-based learning experiences in K-12 environments. 

Work-based Learning Funding in Colorado - A list of publicly available funding resources throughout the state that can be leveraged to develop work-based learning programs

Registered Apprenticeship Program Process Guide - Toolkit for developing registered apprenticeships

Talent Development Glossary - Key terms related to talent development

Continuing Education Units - Guide for Businesses - Guide for partners interested in working with local school districts to offer continuing education units (CEUs) to educators

WBL Myth Busting Document for Businesses - Addressing common concerns and perceived barriers to hiring youth in the workplace

School-to-Career Tax Incentive: Informational Webinar - July 16, 2020 - View the Recording

Colorado's High Quality IRAP Framework - Outlines quality standards for industry and Standards Recognition Entities (SREs) to consider in the design of new Industry Recognized Apprenticeships Programs (IRAPs) in Colorado.

2017 Sectors Summit Resources - Resources and presentations from the 2017 Sectors Summit

Sector Partnerships
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High Performing Sector Partnerships Framework - Criteria for being designated as a high performing sector partnership.

Next Generation Sector Partnership Training Manual - Step-by-step guide to build a successful sector partnership

Career Pathways
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Building Industry-Driven Career Pathway Systems in Colorado: A Step-by-Step Guide - Designing and building seamless career pathway systems

Preparing Students for Behavioral Health Careers - A guide to developing career pathway programs for secondary students in behavioral health 

Workforce Innovation & WIOA
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Braiding & Blending Overview - An introduction and overview of innovative practices and approaches to funding to support workforce development efforts in Colorado.

Workforce Innovation Toolkits & Case Studies - Resources highlighting innovative practices developed within local workforce areas to help others replicate the successful practices

WIOA 101 - Part 1 Recording

WIOA 101 - Part 2 Recording

Local Board Regulations PowerPoint

Required Functions of a Local Workforce Board

A Focus on Strategic vs. Tactical Action for Boards

How Non-profit Boards can Effectively Utilize Committees

What is a Strategic Board?

WIOA and Planning for Boards PPT

WIOA Impacts on Local Boards PowerPoint

WIOA Primer for Boards

WIA/WIOA Local Workforce Investment Boards Side-by-Side

Workforce Board Orientation Guide Book

Business Engagement
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Colorado Job Quality Framework - Partners in the TalentFOUND network collaborated to produce the Colorado Job Quality Framework to outline features of a good job and lay out practical steps local communities, employers, and leaders can take to improve job quality.

Talent Equity Agenda - The Talent Equity Agenda makes the case for targeting resources, raising awareness, and accelerating shared strategies to close racial economic disparities in Colorado and measure the results. 

Talent Development Playbook - A guide to help businesses hire, train, and keep talented employees and identify and implement the talent development strategies that best meet their needs.

Remote Work Case Studies - Case studies exploring the transition to remote work for a small, medium, and large business. 

School-to-Career Tax Incentive: Informational Webinar - July 16, 2020 - View the Recording

Leading and Partnering For Greater Economic Opportunity: A Guide for Colorado Businesses - Why partnering can enable a business and their community to grow in tandem more sustainably

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