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Workforce Development

The Colorado Community College System is committed to continuously engaging in partnerships to promote student success and serve the workforce needs of our communities. CCCS strives to be the partner of choice for Colorado businesses.

We work to cultivate relationships with statewide non-profit organizations, businesses, economic development councils, workforce development boards, and state agencies to develop comprehensive solutions to meet workforce demands.

Highlighted workforce initiatives:

  • Workforce education and training including grantmaking and industry recognized credentials
  • Business engagement and partnership
  • Work-based learning including Apprenticeships
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Career pathways


Initiative Highlights

Partnership for Competency Validation & Program Development

CCCS, Skillful, and the Colorado Workforce Development Council have partnered with SkillsEngine to bring the Calibrate tool to Colorado, building job profiles in healthcare and behavioral health to support CO-HELPS and Colorado career pathways work. Calibrate is being funded by Skillful and CO-HELPS, a workforce solution grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Subject Matter Experts can participate in job profile validation efforts by visiting Colorado Industry Career Pathway Validation. 

Workforce development collaboration at CCCS is achieved through multiple committees and groups, including:

  • Workforce Development Committee
  • Skill Advance College Representatives Group
  • Apprenticeship Community of Practice
  • Cyber SME Group

Questions? Email workforce@cccs.edu