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CWDC - Colorado Workforce Development Council


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The Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) advances Colorado’s economic vitality by growing the skills and talent of our workforce.

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CWDC - Colorado Workforce Development Council

  1. 1. Advancing Workforce Talent
  2. 2. Who We Are Our Mission Our strategies advance Colorado’s economic vitality by growing the skills and talent of our workforce .
  3. 3. Our Customers Who we serve <ul><li>Business & Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Business Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Elected Officials/Policy Makers </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partners/Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado Citizens </li></ul>
  4. 4. What We Do Our products & services <ul><li>Public Policy </li></ul><ul><li>High Growth Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Career Readiness Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Pipeline Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Market Data & Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Campaigns </li></ul>
  5. 5. Elevate Colorado Sector Strategies for Workforce Talent A multi-firm, regional approach to working with employers within one or more related industries, to help identify and address labor market challenges, including skill challenges and career entrance and mobility across the industry. Career Pathways Workforce Readiness Training Strategies STEM Initiatives
  6. 6. Benefits of Sector Strategies
  7. 7. Colorado Business Challenges <ul><li>Volatile market, high unemployment rates, tight credit, lack of consumer spending </li></ul><ul><li>Layoffs and closures </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the right worker that understands business’ issues and can rise to the challenge </li></ul>
  8. 8. How We Serve Businesses Workforce System Customer Employment & Training Services Our Mission Partner Sector Campaigns
  9. 9. Improving Business Success <ul><li>Connect with skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>Training for incumbent workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Tapping our expertise in addressing critical </li></ul><ul><li>workforce issues </li></ul>
  10. 10. Aligning with Economic Development Workforce issues are a tremendous barrier in Colorado’s ability to retain, grow and attract businesses. Our mission aligns with economic development's mission of attracting, retaining and growing businesses, by developing a pipeline of workforce talent to ensure that Colorado businesses succeed.
  11. 11. Aligning with Education There is a growing gap between the emerging workforce, who is gaining their first work experience, and the retiring workers who are preparing to leave the workforce. The mission of workforce development is to link personal education and development providers with those who are working to improve their employability.
  12. 12. Our Results Through February 28, 2009 <ul><li>Number Served – 294,484 </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled Served – 15,539 </li></ul><ul><li>Online Registrants – 151,292 </li></ul><ul><li>High School Grads/GED – 114,995 </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s or Higher – 58,548 </li></ul><ul><li>Job Openings – 91,184 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why partner with us? We are experts in addressing the critical workforce issues businesses and workers face in challenging economic times.
  14. 14. Why partner with us? We focus on increasing the skills of all workers to improve their economic security and better meet the needs of business.
  15. 15. Why partner with us? We connect business and workers with education and economic development opportunities to produce the skilled workforce necessary for the United States to compete.
  16. 16. Contact Us Booker T. Graves Colorado Dept of Labor & Employment Colorado Workforce Development Council 633 17th St, Ste 900 Denver, CO 80202 303 318-8235 phone 303 318-8242 fax [email_address]