This page highlights success stories, news releases, and other materials that showcase the impacts for Coloradans of stimulus activities and legislation supported by the CWDC and our partners.
In the News
Certificates and apprenticeships are increasingly a pathway to well-paying technology jobs in Colorado | CPR News, Oct. 4, 2022 | Read the article
Increasingly, companies are looking to organizations like ActivateWork that offer free short-term credentials to learners to start careers. These programs have a track record of helping learners land and keep good-paying jobs in high-growth, high-wage sectors.
ActivateWork received funds from HB21-1264 for RUN and the Career Coaching Collaborative to support individuals in completing short-term credentials in in-demand industries and to provide career coaching services to Coloradans.
Students today want quicker credentials and clearer job pathways. So, Colorado colleges are responding with new ways to approach post-secondary education | CPR News, March 8, 2022 | Read the article
In Colorado, there has been a cultural shift toward more skill-based hiring, rather than simply seeing the value in a degree. Higher education has been making an intentional shift towards aligning with the top jobs and industries in the state identified in the Colorado Talent Pipeline Report.
The CWDC and partners produce the Talent Pipeline Report annually In accordance with 24-46.3-103 C.R.S. as amended by SB14-205.
Aims Police Academy graduates receive employment services funding to replenish law enforcement deficit | Greeley Tribune, Jan. 1, 2022 | Read the article
Reskilling, Upskilling & Next-skilling (RUN) funding granted through Weld County Employment Services and Aims Community College is helping cover costs for training through Aims’ Peace Officer Academy. The partnership financially helps nine police academy students with tuition assistance, transportation assistance, training costs, and Colorado Peace Officer Standards & Training exam costs.
The funding of Aims Police Academy graduates was made possible through RUN funding that Weld County Employment Services received via HB21-1264.
Press Releases & Announcements
- June 17, 2022 - CDC Announces ‘Reskill, Upskill, New Skill’ Grant (Pagosa Daily Post)
- Feb. 2, 2022 - The Colorado BioScience Institute and St. Vrain Valley Schools Receive $435,200 grant to advance workforce pathways (St. Vrain Valley Schools)
- Jan. 24, 2022 - Free Training to Become a Wildland Fire Fighter (North Forty News)
- Dec. 7, 2021 - New Bill Will Help Coloradans Get High-Quality Jobs in Renewable Energy Sector (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment)
- Sept. 21, 2021 - State launches work and education opportunities for Coloradans (Colorado Department of Human Services)