Supporting Colorado businesses with grants for customized employee trainings

Transforming Colorado’s workforce through customized training, the Skill Advance program offers State funding for grants to strengthen business competitiveness, foster talent, and improve employment opportunities. Multiple training provider options are available.

Training grants support:

  • Net new hire and incumbent worker reskilling and upskilling
  • Short term worksite training aligned with organization needs
  • Wide ranging essential and technical skills development
  • Employee retention efforts

Grant options

Colorado First Job Training Program – funds customized training for net new hires of new and expanding Colorado businesses
Existing Industry Job Training Program – funds customized incumbent worker training of established Colorado businesses


Contact your local college representative for assistance.

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Partnering with new, expanding, and established businesses since 1985.

Skill Advance is funded by Colorado First and the Existing Industry Customized Job Training Grant Programs, and jointly administered by the Colorado Community College System and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

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