Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant Offered to CCD Parents

Students enrolled in Healthcare, Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing can apply for aid! Learn How.

Community College of Denver and Community College of Aurora are partnering to help students students who may be struggling to keep up because of childcare needs or other complications in their lives.

This new grant, offered through CCD’s Foundational Skills Institute, is a four-year grant program.

The Strengthening Working Families Initiative provides assistance locating quality childcare and discussing funding options. A personalized coach helps with balancing life, work, and school, and planning for a satisfying career. Services are free to eligible students.

This program helps parents access certificates and careers in high-demand industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology.

Career Pathways Credits Semesters
Strengthening Working Families Initiative Certificates
Nurse Aide 5 1
Medical Assistant 49 3-4
Food, Nutrition & Wellness 8 1
Business Technology (Administrative Professional in General Business, Healthcare)
Office Assistant 19 2
Administrative Professional 34 3
Healthcare Administrative Professional 34 3
Computer Technology 16 1
Network Security 25 2
Computer Technology in Healthcare 25 2
Cyber Security 27 4
Computer Services & Support 31 2-3
Machining (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) 23-29 2-3
CNC Machine Tool Operator 41 3
Industrial Maintenance Technologies 41 3
Engineering Graphics (Basic, Intermediate) 29-44 1-3
Welding (All Levels) 17-29 1-3
Architecture, Graphic Design
Architectural Technologies (Basic, Intermediate) 27-43 2-4
Graphic Design 30 4
Criminal Justice
Homeland Security 30 2
Veterinary Technology Assistant
Veterinary Technology Assistant 16 1
Human Services
Human Services 25 2
Industry Certifications | www.CCD.edu/BootupCamps
CompTIA A+ Certification (may be applied toward CCD's IT Programs) 0 5 weeks
Entrepreneur 0 8 weeks

Applying to the Program

All SWFI services are provided free of charge if you are accepted into the program.


  •  You are 17 years of age or older
  •  You are the custodial parent (legal guardian, foster parent, or other) of a child 13 years of age or younger
  •  You are eligible to work in the United States (must have a social security number), DACA accepted
  •  You are able to successfully complete the application and meet the readiness standards
  • You plan to complete a certificate in one of the following high-demand, high-growth fields: healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing

Connect with Us

The Foundational Skills Institute will help you get enrolled in the program.  They can help you find a qualified childcare provider, provide payment vouchers, and help you complete your CCD credential and get a job.

Contact Sierra Hutchinson, Achievement Coach.