The CWDC leverages sector strategies, career pathways, and work-based learning in order to enhance and sustain a skills-based talent development network that meets the needs of employers, workers, job seekers, and learners.
Sector strategies involve industry-led, public-private partnerships where collective business priorities are addressed. The CWDC provides technical assistance to advance many such partnerships, specifically sector partnerships, industry intermediaries, and workforce development boards. Learn more about sector strategies.
In Colorado, industry-driven, competency-based career pathways help ensure that businesses have access to an appropriately skilled talent pipeline and help prepare students and workers with the skills and credentials they need for jobs and careers. Each year the CWDC adds career pathway information to My Colorado Journey. Learn more about career pathways.
Work-based learning is a continuum of activities that occur, in part or in whole, in the workplace, providing the learner with hands-on, real world experience. It combines skill development with training opportunities and is a key strategy in Colorado for developing talent and preparing Coloradans for the workforce and evolving labor market. Learn more about work-based learning.
Expanding Access to the Talent Development Network
The CWDC strives to increase awareness of the talent development network to connect more individuals and businesses with the available resources, helping them access actionable information about employment, education, and training. By making information about careers and education more accessible, it helps job seekers, students, and workers make more informed decisions while pursuing their goals. Learn more about expanding access to the talent development network.
Attracting and growing good jobs is key to building a strong economy and creating opportunity for all Coloradans. 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 in Colorado. Learn more about job quality.
Talent finance is a suite of financial tools that prioritize equity in workforce development by making education and training for in-demand occupations more accessible to Coloradans who are economically disadvantaged. The CWDC’s work in this area is aligned to the work of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and is designed to support the adoption of new models into the state of Colorado. Learn more about Talent Finance.