Technical Assistance

Overview

The CWDC provides assistance to our network partners to advance talent development initiatives in their communities. Navigate through the menu options for specific opportunities to receive technical assistance from the CWDC. This page will be updated as new opportunities for the 2020 program year are announced.

CWDC Modules

Information about the CWDC’s 2020 Technical Assistance Modules will be added here as opportunities are announced.

2019 Modules

1) Launch A Sector Partnership: A group of local businesses in a single industry and public partners will receive training and coaching to support the launch of a sector partnership.

2) 2019 Sector Partnership Convener Cohort: A cohort for conveners of active sector partnerships in Colorado for peer learning and skill-building opportunities.

3) Strategic Doing: An opportunity for individuals to be trained in Strategic Doing, a methodology that helps groups identify desired strategic outcomes, develop a path to reaching those outcomes, and quickly move into implementation. This methodology can increase the impact of Colorado talent development network initiatives when implemented across work groups.

4) Sector Partnership Website Template: Active Colorado sector partnerships will receive a website template, hosting, and content guidance to facilitate the creation of a website for their partnership. 

Sector Partnerships

The menu below outlines financial and non-financial technical assistance opportunities for sector partnerships in 2020 provided by the CWDC. New opportunities will be added as available.  

Community of Practice Coaching Calls

The CWDC Sector Partnership Team hosts coaching calls the first, second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 3-4 p.m. If you have a sector partnership related question you would like to address, feel free to join the call to talk through potential solutions and plan any additional conversations that are needed.

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Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 318-479-2240‬ PIN: ‪322 676 619‬#

WIOA

The menu below outlines financial and non-financial technical assistance opportunities for local workforce areas in 2020 provided by the CWDC and CDLE Workforce Development Programs. New opportunities will be added as available. 

Innovative Industries Intermediaries

Description: House Bill 15-1230 created the Innovative Industries Internship Workforce Development Program. An Innovative Industry Intermediary is an association that represents an innovative industry sector that has entered into an agreement with the state council. Eligible industries include advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and natural resources, bioscience, information technology, construction, aerospace, and electronics.

Funding Available: $10,000 per industry intermediary

Who is Eligible: Industry associations that represent the eligible industries

Application Deadline: Spring 2020

Contact: CWDC

Innovative Industries Internship Program

Description: House Bill 15-1230 created the Innovative Industries Internship Workforce Development Program. The program reimburses employers with high-level internships in an innovative industry for up to $5,000 in expenses per intern. Eligible industries include advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and natural resources, bioscience, information technology, construction, aerospace, and electronics.

Funding Available: $5,000 per internship

Who is Eligible: All eligible industries

Application Deadline: Deadline ongoing

Contact: Wendy Corley

Lives Empowered Retail Sector Partnership Grants

Description: Up to 3 grants to expand existing retail sector partnerships throughout the state.

Funding Available: $225,000

Who is Eligible: Existing retail sector partnerships

Application Deadline: June 2020

Contact: CWDC

Local Workforce Development Board Training

Description: Financial assistance for one statewide training event for local board members; distribution method of funds to be determined.

Funding Available: $25,000

Who is Eligible: Local workforce development boards 

Application Deadline: Summer 2020

Contact: CWDC

Performance Incentive Funds

Description: Funds available to high performing local workforce development boards. Rating will be determined by performance in the following categories: work-based learning opportunities, business engagement, enhancement, WIOA services, career pathway development, and local workforce development board performance.

Funding Available: 

Who is Eligible: Local workforce development boards

Application Deadline: Fall 2020

Contact: CWDC

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