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WCYCC Forestry Skills Training
Weld County Youth Conservation Corps partners with community organizations to provide in-depth training for youth participants.
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Green Gurus and the Adams County Fair
Community partnerships provide volunteers for fair, volunteer work experience for teens, and donation for community organization.
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Prepare for Success
Pikes Peak Workforce Center readies young adults for success at Young Adult Job Fair.
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Young Adult Immersion Program
Program teaches youth soft-skills to prepare them for internship opportunities in high-demand areas.
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Teen Job Fair
Partnership between city and workforce center connects teens with local employers willing to hire young adults.
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WFC offers Net+ & Security+ Certification Classes
Workforce center partners with training providers to meet employer need for employees with Net+ and Security+ certifications.
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Baby Boomer Career Forum
Community-wide collaboration brings together agencies, employers, and job-seekers in large hiring event.
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College Works Program targets youth
Partnership with Metropolitan State University provides employment opportunity for high school youth while supporting transition to post-secondary education.
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A/D Works! Demonstrates Economic Impact
Annual economic impact report shows that workforce center helps thousands of job seekers find employment and increase earnings.
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Cash Closet
CASH Closet provides school clothes, supplies, and interview attire to students and job seekers to support their success.
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Denver Day Works Pilot Program
Pilot program creates partnership with multiple organizations to provide day employment to homeless individuals and connect them with supportive services.
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Enhanced Rapid Response Services
Rapid Response services partner with multiple organizations to create individualized ways to connect employees facing layoffs with potential employers.
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Multiple Employer Job Fairs
Workforce center increases hiring success by revamping job fairs to include multiple employers and coordinate with other workforce events.
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Mapleton School District Apprenticeship Fair
Local school district partners with workforce center to create apprenticeship fair that reaches hundreds of students from four high schools.
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Jump Into Jobs
Workforce Boulder County enlists youth assistance to design and launch an all-inclusive online resource center for young jobseekers.
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Harvest for Crabtree Brewing
Small businesses partner to create a garden that is tended by Youth Conservation Corps, helping the businesses expand their product lines and giving remaining produce to the local food bank.
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Weld County Health Camp
A hands-on experience gives 16 young adults a taste of a variety of in-demand careers. The young people walk away inspired and eager to continue pursuing education.
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Team Up for School
Rural area community partners team up to help high school students and their families access resources to help them prepare for the start of school and for future employment.
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Two-Region Youth Job Fair
Two counties team up to co-host a job fair during the best possible time to serve employers and the job seeking students who are looking for work.
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2015 Metro Denver Healthcare Job Fair
One of Colorado's active sector partnerships addresses industry needs by teaming with various workforce centers for a large scale job fair.
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Medical Assistant Hiring Expo
Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects talent-hungry employers with jobseekers to hold an industry-specific hiring expo.
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Ideas Exchange - WIOA
Looking for ways to meet the requirements of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, the Adams County Workforce & Business Center attends an "Ideas Exchange" to better align services.
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AmeriCorps Wray Fish Hatchery Project
A team of young people led by Employment Services of Weld County cleans up areas nearby a fish hatchery while gaining invaluable experience along the way.
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Youth Summer Job Strategy
The Denver Workforce Center utilizes a "general-to-specific" strategy in preparation for the summer job push for area youth.
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Innovations Toward Individual Service
The Denver Workforce Center provides targeted attention to jobseekers where they need it most through a suite of training, approaches, and curricula.
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Connecting with Area High Schools
The Eastern Workforce Region takes a proactive stance to help schools meet mandates by bringing their expertise directly to students.
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Disabled Veterans Outreach Efforts
A Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist creates a consistent training method for new staff in order to streamline services.
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Health Care In Your Future Job Fair
Employment Services of Weld County gets feedback from a local sector partnership about needing more employees and responds with a customized job fair.
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Rural Partner Cooperation
The Eastern Workforce Region identifies its limited resources and large geographic scope as a barrier to serving all customers, and develops critical partnerships to address these challenges.
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Connecting Employers to Eager Young Workers
15th annual youth employment fair expands to include more employers and provide career exploration and information for youth.
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Adams County Youth Job Fair
The Adams County Workforce & Business Center creates a specialized job fair for youth and even works out the transportation logistics to get them there.
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Learn to Lead Program
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center saves money and realizes efficiencies when it creates its own leadership program for youth in the community.
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Professional Image Fair
Collaboration of Pikes Peak Workforce Center, community partners and business offers 57 job seekers professional image makeovers and supplies in advance of annual Fall Job Fair.
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Manufacturing Career Road Trip series
Workforce Center offers "Career Road Trips" series for youth to tour local manufacturing businesses and interact with professionals.
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Get a Job Monday! program
Pikes Peak Workforce Center partners with local media, business and job seekers to create videos to connect job seekers with businesses.
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Anti-Discrimination in Employment Workshop
Employment Services of Weld County hosts training for area employers to get them educated on current anti-discrimination law.
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Power Prep Workshop: Health Care
Focused workshop session for job seekers interested in the health care field helps improve resumes and provide job leads from hiring employers.
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Power Prep Workshop: Hospitality
Workforce Center staff takes a fresh approach to its standard curriculum by developing a high energy "Power Prep" courses.
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Reverse Recruitment Joint Project
Three counties collaborate to organize a hiring event for workers facing layoff, resulting in a 75% hire rate and positive ripple effects in the economy.
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Resume Workshop for Veterans
Specialized workshop helps military veterans improve their resumes and conduct a more effective job search.
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P2E Platform to Employment
Denver Workforce Centers implement a unique curriculum designed to get the long-term unemployed back to work.
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GED Close-Out Campaign
A coordinated campaign led by Denver Workforce Centers results in over 300 people who had started their GED to complete it.
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CDOT Construction Job Fair
Colorado DOT and Denver Workforce collaborate to fill 270 open positions for a major road construction project.
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Making Cool Things in Denver
The Denver Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council produces a video to create a better message for the advanced manufacturing industry.
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Fort Morgan Workforce Youth Career Camp
Youth Career Camp exposes youth to area employers, career options, and soft skills training to encourage them to "stay local".
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Julesburg Virtual Workforce at the Library
Eastern Workforce Region trains librarian in Julesburg on basic workforce services to better serve rural residents.
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Advanced Manufacturing EXPO
Day-long event combines a hiring fair with business networking and a plenary presentation on the workforce center's efforts to serve the manufacturing industry.
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A Personal Touch
Partnering with a local cosmetology school and the Dress for Success program gives job seekers an appearance boost during Workforce Development Month.
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Add-A-Veteran Academy 2014
Innovative multi-day event helps veterans access hiring, resume, and recruiting resources and ends with a job fair designed especially for them.
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Lake County Career Fair
Annual career fair helps area youth learn about career pathways and interact with employers in diverse industries.
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Colorado Northwestern Community College
Collaboration with Rangely Workforce Center helps community college implement online assessment tool for career pathways.
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Advanced Manufacturing Academy
Youth are readied for careers in advanced manufacturing through an innovative academy structure that includes classroom and field work.
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Community Revitalization Job and Resource Fair
The Denver workforce center partners with a local manufacturing company and city councilperson to host a unique community job fair.
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Youth Paint Mural for Workforce Center
Youth Program participants experience communicating through art by painting a mural for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center.
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Workforce Center "Immersion Experience"
Pikes Peak Workforce Center's "Immersion Experience" lets business leaders, local electeds, and board members experience the workforce system from a job seeker perspective.
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Job Postings Newsletter
Pikes Peak Workforce Center finds an innovative way to increase usage of its online job search tool, Connecting Colorado.
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Got a Job Gong!
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center finds a fun, creative way to recognize and celebrate job seekers that find employment.
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