Center for Workforce Initiatives

Center for Workforce Initiatives

personal and professional development
We activate skills-building credentials and robust industry and community partnerships campus-wide

The Center for Workforce Initiatives (CWI) activates skills-building credentials and robust employer and community partnerships campus-wide. We build programs that meet student, community, faculty, and industry needs through adult education and skills development, continuing education, and corporate custom training.  CWI is CCD’s hub for non-credit training and skills development. 

Adult Education services include English Language Learning, High-School Equivalency, and Work and Life skills.  Learn more here (link to pathway page) 

Continuing Education programs offer career building courses and upskill certifications to help boost skills.  Learn more here (line to pathway page) 

Corporate Training services support local employers through employee credentialing or upskilling, custom language courses, or funding to support custom training. (Learn more here (link to corporate custom training page in dept tabs) 

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Corporate Custom Training

Equip your employees with cutting-edge knowledge. Community College of Denver offers custom corporate training through our subject matter experts at the college and skilled trainers.

Training Subsidy Grants

The Skill Advance Grant allows businesses to access funds for custom training that your workforce needs. 

Custom Language Classes

Contextualize the English that your employees learn for more effective operations and team communications. 

Continuing Education Courses

Interested in Off-the-Shelf Trainings? Browse the Continuing Education courses for short-term academic programs, noncredit trainings, and industry certificates that are a value-add to your workforce. 

Employer Hub

See how other companies are engaging in valuable partnership with CCD. (This page is coming soon)

Career Programs and Services

The KEYS program provides support and services to displaced homemakers, who have lost their source of economic support due to divorce, separation, widowhood or ineligibility for other public assistance. KEYS empowers displaced homemakers through education and employment services, to support entry or re-entry into the workforce.

Apply for a KEYS Scholarship Today!

The KEYS Program helps enrollees access services and resources to grow self-sufficiency and self-confidence, including;  

  • Pathway selection and career exploration as needed 
  • Education and training scholarships 
  • Career planning and coaching  
  • Personalized financial coaching 
  • Resume assistance 
  • Job search and placement coaching 
  • Additional funding to support books or course required supplies 

Center for Workforce Initiatives provides backbone support for the construction workforce partnership known as WORKNOW, a coalition of local training and resource partners helping people find and keep good construction jobs. WORKNOW partners collaborate to provide retention and career advancement services.  Team members support nearly 4,000 local construction workers with career pathway guidance, work supports, mentoring and networking, and upskilling certifications in the skilled trades and professional services.   

Find out about program partners, services, priorities, and outcomes on the WORKNOW website

Handshake is the nation’s largest job posting platform, connecting companies to students all over the country. Companies can opt into CCD’s network for direct access to engage with students. Companies post their positions and can then invite students to interview or join a hiring event on virtually or on campus. Employers and students can filter candidates and jobs based on skill sets / majors / graduation year / etc to find the best match.

Contact Everett Driscoll to get started.

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Meet the Team
Katrina Wert
Vice President, Workforce and Community Partnerships
Katrina Wert
Delta Donohue
Community ESL Program Director
Whitney Wise
Director, Workforce Innovation
Janet Colvin
Student Workforce Navigator
Janell Gotier-Juanda
Office Coordinator
Daniel Limache
Intake and Retention Specialist
Avery Little
Grant Coordinator
Richard Marr
Business Liaison
Agnieszka Ramirez
Community ESL Learning Specialist
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Virginia Sumihi
ELL Student Navigator