For Career Advisors and Counselors
To keep our economy strong, nearly every student and job seeker will need further education or training. Today, about 75% of all jobs and 93% of top jobs—those with high growth rates and that pay a living wage—require a certificate or degree.
The good news is that there are more pathways to success than ever before, whether Coloradans go on to a college, university, technical school or join an apprenticeship program, the military or the workforce. That’s why we invite you to participate in Colorado Applies Month (CAM), a campaign that guides students and job seekers along the application process.
This year Colorado Applies Month runs from Sept. 19 through Oct. 21. To complement your efforts, we’ve put together the following statewide events and resources.
CAM Online Outcomes
My Colorado Journey guides users—regardless of age—as they explore, chart and execute their career and education paths. Once they select a goal, such as applying to an apprenticeship program, they’ll be connected to resources and tools for each of those Goals. Detailed action Steps smooth the way to achieve desired Outcomes.
To guide 11th and 12th grade students and adults during CAM, we have created My Colorado Journey Outcomes for each that include weekly Goals and detailed action Steps to reach those goals. Users select only the Goals that they wish to achieve.
As students and adults complete activities, professionals can monitor their progress and view responses to milestone activities.
Best of all, there is an Outcome for professionals named My Colorado Applies Month Implementation Guide that provides professionals—whether job coach, counselor, teacher or advisor—with strategies to implement CAM.
Colorado Free Application Days
Mark your calendars—students of all ages will be able to apply to any public college, university or technical school and many private institutions for FREE from Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Oct. 19, 2023. For more information, check out the Colorado Free Application Day webpage and download promotional resources!
CAM Professional Resources
To get ready for Colorado Free Application Days, we’ve created a series of weekly introductory materials that focus on each week of CAM. Introductory materials are available for adults, 12th and 11th-grade Outcomes.
General Professional Resources
Introductory Materials for Adults
Student and Adult Resources
Introductory Materials for High School Students
Week 5: Calculate the aid I may need, Take steps to reduce the aid I need, Estimate the federal aid I may receive, Create my FSA ID, File my FAFSA, Find and apply for my scholarships, Find funds for training programs
Colorado Free Application Day$
Apply to any public college or university and many private institutions for FREE from Oct. 17-19, 2023.