Technical Assistance

The CWDC provides assistance to our network partners to advance talent development initiatives in their communities. Explore the sections below for specific opportunities to receive technical assistance from the CWDC. 

Consultative Technical Assistance

The following technical assistance (TA) modules have been created in an effort to streamline training and support offered through the CWDC to our talent development network partners.

Colorado is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with plans to stabilize, accelerate, and prepare for immediate and long-term economic recovery. To support these efforts and provide assistance to our talent development network partners, the CWDC is excited to announce the launch of the Summer/Fall 2021 Technical Assistance Modules. Applications are being accepted through June 7 for the following opportunities:

  • Tools and Strategies for Moving to Action with the Talent Equity Agenda - Learn More
  • My Colorado Journey: Virtual Service and Support - Learn More
     
Summer/Fall 2021 TA Modules

The Summer/Fall 2021 TA modules are currently accepting applications through June 7. Please review the details below and apply through the technical assistance portal by June 7.


Tools and Strategies for Moving to Action with the Talent Equity Agenda 

Apply by June 7

Learn from stakeholders who have committed to addressing racial inequities in the talent development system to inform how your organization can take the first steps in implementing strategies from the Talent Equity Agenda. Participants in this module will hear best practices and recommendations from organizations participating in the CWDC Talent Equity Communities of Practice, and receive tools for getting started in addressing racial inequities. Opportunities for discussion and action planning throughout the module will support your organization’s journey toward achieving greater racial equity and inclusion in Colorado’s economy and talent development system.

Who Should Apply

All stakeholders in the talent development network are welcome to apply. Applications may be submitted for teams of 2-3 people. Teams must clearly identify their target population. For example, teams may focus on outcomes for job seekers and/or students, or on changing internal organizational systems to combat racial inequities.  Examples of applicants include: 

  • Sector partnerships 
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Community-based organizations 
  • School districts
  • Schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • CTE program advisories 
  • Industry associations
  • Businesses
  • Workforce boards or workforce centers
  • Economic development organizations
Timeframe

Four, 2-hour sessions in July

  • Thursday, July 8, 2021 2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 8 - 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 8 - 10 a.m.
Learning Objectives & Deliverables

Learning Objectives

  • Develop skills and learn strategies for taking the first steps for operationalizing equity 
  • Develop a plan for moving forward
  • Explore and practice using tools to support action planning and measuring progress

Key Deliverables

  • Examples of actions taken and impacts made across stakeholder groups in the TalentFOUND network
  • Tools and strategies for operationalizing equity
  • A plan to take action 
     

 

My Colorado Journey: Virtual Service and Support

Apply by June 7

Participants will practice using My Colorado Journey to enhance existing skills in navigating career conversations with job seekers. This technical assistance opportunity will provide space for colleagues to practice using My Colorado Journey together, while also informing needed changes and improvements to the platform. Participants will deepen their skills and knowledge in using My Colorado Journey from expert presentations, opportunities to practice, and idea sharing in a supportive and engaging community of practice and learning.  

Who Should Apply

All workforce center staff are welcome to apply. Teams representing a single workforce center or region are strongly encouraged.

Timeframe

Two, 90-minute webinars in September

  • Thursday, September 2, 2021 2:30pm - 4pm 
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:30pm  - 4pm 

Optional small group virtual meet-ups throughout September, dates TBD

Learning Objectives & Deliverables

Learning Objectives

  • Enhance existing skills in using My Colorado Journey
  • Practice skills in using My Colorado Journey to support Colorado job seekers
  • Explore the intersections between My Colorado Journey and Connecting Colorado
  • Build a network of colleagues who use My Colorado Journey 
  • Inform needed improvements to My Colorado Journey 

Key Deliverables

  • Account set-up and access to My Colorado Journey
  • Skills in utilizing the My Colorado Journey platform to its full potential 
  • A shared experience with other workforce center staff to learn and share ideas together
  • A platform for sharing needed improvements to My Colorado Journey 


Financial Technical Assistance

There are no funding opportunities currently accepting applications. This page will be updated as new opportunities become available. 

Technical Assistance Portal

Applications for CWDC technical assistance and funding opportunities are managed through our technical assistance (TA) portal.


 Visit the CWDC TA Portal
 

In order to submit an application, you must be logged in to the portal. First-time visitors will be prompted to set up login information. Please use a work email address as your username and create a unique password.