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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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Innovation Stories

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Adams County 2018 Youth Job Fair
Adams County held a youth job fair to help young people find employment and help employers fill seasonal and other open positions.
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Post-secondary Options Workshop
Students learn about the post-secondary options available to them after high school.
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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 strives to provide to targeted attention to jobseekers where they need it most through a host of trainings, approaches, and curricula.
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Links to Reemployment Orientations
In order to better serve those who had lost a job and to meet program enrollment numbers, the Adams County Workforce & Business Center partners with Career Services with great results.
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Net + and Security + Clertification Classes
Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s Business Relations Group customizes a training with a local provider and sees a huge success rate for the program.
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Jump Into Jobs
A website designed by kids, for kids was launched by Workforce Boulder County to provide an all-inclusive resource center for young jobseekers.
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Phlebotomy Certification Program
National American University addresses a common problem among clients in the Pikes Peak Region.
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Youth Enrollment Case Management
The Adams County Workforce & Business Center develops a method for getting more youth from goal setting to training services under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act.
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Leadership Aurora
Community leaders tour the Adams County Aurora Workforce Center to get an understanding of the services provided.
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Colorado FIre Camp Wildland Fire Chainsaw Course
Employment Services of Weld County partners with the Weld County Youth Conservation Corps to deliver an excellent hands-on program that prepares young people for the workplace.
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Baby Boomer Career Forum
A regional approach is taken to target older jobseekers' needs.
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GED Program
Workforce Boulder County takes a broad approach when it comes to GED acquisition, focusing on more than just the immediate need.
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Harvest for Crabtree Brewing
Weld County Youth Conservation Corps partners with two local small businesses and the City of Greeley for for a donation and harvest project.
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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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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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Denver Metro Hiring & Events List
The Denver Office of Economic Development/Workforce Development tells its story of utilizing a streamlined format to get information to staff as effectively as possible.
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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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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 a very real industry need by teaming with various workforce centers for a large scale job fair.
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Medical Assistant Hiring Expo
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connected talent hungry employers with jobseekers to hold an industry-specific hiring expo.
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Blackfox Premier Institute and Lockheed Martin
Sponsored by the Adams County Workforce & Business Center, a group of participating veterans seeing incredible results from a training partnership.
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Ideas Exchange
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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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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Making the Connection with area High Schools
The Eastern Workforce Region has taken a proactive stance on helping schools meet mandates by bringing their expertise directly to students.
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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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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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Adams County Youth Job Fair - Employers
The Adams County Workforce & Business Center Youth Job Fair was not only successful for job seekers, it provided lasting connections for businesses as well.
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Recognizing Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist
A Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist creates a consistent training method for new staff in order to streamline services.
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Learn to Lead
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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Adams County Employment First Work Symposium
Adams County Employment First takes lessons learned from its last work symposium and make improvements resulting in more business customers and more jobseekers getting hired.
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Manufacturing Career Road Trips
Students get a glimpse of how the manufacturing has changed through the creation of Career Road Trips put on by the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership.
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Get a Job Monday!
A newspaper reporter's idea to help job seekers find work turns into a strategy to promote those looking for a job and businesses who are presently hiring.
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Larimer County Works Messaging
As part of its rebranding efforts, the Larimer County Workforce Center creates publications to help guide clients through the process of securing employment.
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H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant
Employment Services of Weld County gets creative and partners with multiple agencies to help increase the skills of both long-term unemployed and incumbent workers.
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Professional Image Fair
A comprehensive community partnership is formed through the Pikes Peak Workforce Center to better prepare job seekers for their first impressions with employers.
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Fort Morgan Workforce Youth Career Camp
The Fort Morgan Youth Council addresses issues of employment in rural areas and in the process inspires a city to take action to growing its own talent pipeline.
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Reverse Recruitment Joint Project
Three counties work together to organize a hiring event for workers facing a layoff. The result is a a 75% placement rate that has positive ripple effects on the economy.
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Resume Workshop for Veterans
Denver Workforce Centers tailor a program specifically for returning veterans to better address their needs when it comes to searching for jobs.
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P2E: Platform to Employment
With the challenges that long-term unemployed jobseekers face, the Denver Workforce Centers partnered with experts to develop and implement a unique curriculum to better serve this population.
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Hospitality Power Prep
Workforce Center staff takes a fresh approach to its standard curriculum by developing a high energy "Power Prep" courses.
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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 get it finished.
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CDOT Construction Job Fair
The Colorado Department of Transportation and Denver Workforce work together to successfully 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. Check out the video here!
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Julesburg Virtual Workforce at the Library
The Eastern Workforce Region staff provides training of basic workforce services to the librarian in Julesburg to better serve customers in this remote town.
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Bringing Industries and Jobseekers Together
The Denver Office of Economic Development/Workforce Development creates a highly successful event that brings together industries and jobseekers in a panel format.
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Not Just for Jobseekers
Employment Services of Weld County shows its services are not just for jobseekers when it hosts a discrimination law training for local businesses.
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Advanced Manufacturing Student Survey
Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council partners with the Denver Office of Economic Development to better understand youth perception on manufacturing careers.
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Advanced Manufacturing EXPO
Denver Workforce combines a hiring event with a manufacturing EXPO to attract businesses who were hiring, but also those who might not have been looking for staff to amplify awareness of the industry.
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A Personal Touch
Denver Workforce Centers partner with The Academy of Cosmetology Arts to provide jobseekers with the outward appearance to go with the inward skills.
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Add-A-Veteran Academy & Hiring Event 2014
The Jefferson County American Job Center uses a hiring event specifically tailored to veterans to connect them with potential employers.
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Colorado Northwestern Community College
Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely Workforce Center and a program manager from a key grant work together develop and implement an online assessment tool to identify career pathways.
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Lake County Career Fair
One of the best ways to serve rural youth in the central mountain communities is the Lake County Career Fair. This year's fair was a booming success that will propel the work of serving rural youth.
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Job Postings Newsletter
After noticing that job seekers were not using a valuable job search resource, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center creates a job postings newsletter to send out to registered job seekers.
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Workforce Center Immersion
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center recognizes a need for increased awareness of their services by the public and their stakeholders, so creates a successful and engaging immersion program.
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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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Advanced Manufacturing Academy
The advanced manufacturing industry's need for workers with the right skills prompts the workforce center to create an academy designed to expose and prepare youth to pursue these careers.
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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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GED Graduation Ceremonies
Employment Services of Weld County celebrates job seekers who have earned their GED by holding graduation ceremonies twice a year.
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Joining Forces Youth Summit
A local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) develops a unique program to bring employers and youth together to brainstorm ways to overcome workforce challenges.
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