Graphic with text "Foundation for Colorado Community College System Rolls Out Sponsorship Packages for Career & Technical Education"

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges has rolled out new sponsorship opportunities that support Colorado’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

The packages range from $3,000 to $25,000 and help bolster the state’s eight Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), which provide opportunities for students to connect with peers, meet industry experts, and put their skills to the test. More than 170,000 Career and Technical Education (CTE) students in Colorado participate in CTSOs every year.

“Gifts of all sizes will help us expand these events and cover attendance costs for students— especially those from underrepresented communities,” said Dr. Sarah Heath, associate vice chancellor for CTE for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). “Donors will also garner public recognition for their organization and get in front of a great audience: Colorado’s future leaders and professionals.”



CCCS is the only community college system in the country to provide leadership and administration for all levels of CTE programming and its federal funding. Through 1,500 unique programs, CTE provides real-world learning environments that prepare more than 230,000 students for high-wage, high-skill careers in healthcare, transportation, and other critical industries. Programs are available in every two-year college and more than 500 middle and high schools statewide, covering about 90% of Colorado’s school districts.

CTE is a proven way to boost student success. About 98% of Colorado students who took CTE classes for two or more years graduated high school successfully, and the same percentage of CTE learners continued their education, enlisted in the military, or joined the workforce following program completion.

For more information on the CTSO sponsorship packages and Colorado’s CTE programs, visit the Colorado CTE website.