Workforce and education resources to meet Coloradans where they are and take them where they want to go.
The Colorado Career Coaching Collaborative is a career coaching program designed to help individuals identify their unique strengths and interests and pursue next steps toward accomplishing their goals.
Connect with a Career Coach
Let’s Discuss Your Interests and Help You Find a Fulfilling and Rewarding Career
What is a Career Coach?
A career coach is a specialized professional in the general hiring and recruitment process who helps you identify your skills and interests, and the steps needed to pursue your career, educational and personal goals. They provide resources and tools for you to map out a plan to acquire those skills, put them into practice and effectively manifest your career goals into reality.
I would like Career Coaching
Career coaching is a vital resource for learners and job seekers of all ages and is a proven essential for individuals looking to switch careers, explore continuing education and skill development, advance in their career, or simply take the first steps toward a fulfilling and rewarding career.
Free career coaching services – connect to a career coach from the Colorado Career Coaching Collaborative to see if you qualify.
I am seeking Job Training
Are you one of the two million Coloradan adults who aspires to find a new job or obtain job training that can lead to an in-demand, high quality job? In the State of Colorado, there are many opportunities to access free or low-cost resources to help you advance your career.
Free career coaching services – connect to a career coach from the Colorado Career Coaching Collaborative to see if you qualify by filling out this form.
Access job training opportunities – many are free or low-cost for qualified individuals – by contacting your local Workforce Center using this directory.
Reskilling Upskilling and Next-skilling (RUN) funds through Ready to Rise (check for available funding with your local workforce center).Create an account with MyColoradoJourney.com – a self-serve online portal connecting job seekers and students to careers, education planning, and support resources through a guided process that drives action and goal completion.
I am College-bound
Whether you’re looking to switch careers, return to school and finish your education, or take first steps to align your interests and skills and pursue a rewarding career, complete the college certificate or degree you’ve always wanted with these exciting programs.
Finish What You Started is a scholarship program for adults 25 years and older who have some college credit but have not earned a degree.
Back To Work program is part of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) and supports workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing support in accessing and completing their credential or degree – you can read more about the program and see if you qualify here.
State financial aid is available through the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).
For other resources including a list of adult-friendly degree completion programs available at public institutions in Colorado click here.
Chart Your Own Path at MyColoradoJourney.com
Create an account with MyColoradoJourney.com – a self-serve online portal connecting job seekers and students to careers, education planning, and support resources through a guided process that drives action and goal completion.
If you are passionate about helping Coloradans achieve their career and education aspirations, and you want to help the Career Coaching Collaborative spread the word about these opportunities, we invite you to become a volunteer ambassador. Read more about the Ambassador program with our presentation. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please email Edith Arias, Program Coordinator with the Virtual Coaching Collaborative, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download additional information about Post-secondary resources, including financial resources, scholarships, and programming available to Colorado adults at one of the state’s public higher education institutions.
WORKFORCE SYSTEM RESOURCES
ADULT EDUCATION RESOURCES
Download additional information about adult education, as well as education and training resources available to specific populations such as older Coloradans, veterans, and those with disabilities.
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ADULT EDUCATION
Explore information about Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Adult Education programs that offer:
- GED/high school equivalency
- English language acquisition
- Integrated Education and Training (IET) a program combining basic skills and English learning to earn an occupational certificate.
You can read more about these opportunities and find a program near you by clicking this link.
Who is the Career Coaching Collaborative and how is it funded?
The Career Coaching Collaborative was created and designed to better support workers in navigating career opportunities and make informed choices about the training and employment steps needed to reach their goals. The Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) allocated a total of $9,934,760 from Colorado House Bill 21-1264 (HB21-1264) to build, train and hire career coaches from across workforce and community based organizations to provide career coaching opportunities and increase Coloradans’ access to these valuable services.
In late 2022, a virtual coaching service was launched to increase access to coaching services for people who cannot access these services in their local community or who are not available during 9am-5pm working hours. Services for Spanish speakers are also available.
Organizations participating in the Career Coaching Collaborative:
- Adams County Workforce and Business Center
- Arapahoe/Douglas Works!
- Workforce Boulder County
- Denver Workforce Center
- Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center
- Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development
- Mesa County Workforce Center
- Pikes Peak Workforce Center
- Employment Services of Weld County
- Virtual Career Coach
- Activate Work Inc (Denver)
- Center for People with Disabilities
- Center for Work Education and Employment (Denver)
- Emily Griffith Technical College (Denver)
- Forward Steps (Boulder)
- Generation Schools Network
- I Have a Dream Foundation (Denver)
- Mi Casa Resource Center (Denver)
- Mile High Youth Corps (Denver)
- Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center (Denver)
- Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning (Denver)
- Youth Employment Academy (Denver)