WorkReady Program

Has the pandemic impacted your employment? Do you need help getting back in the workforce due to COVID?


What is WorkReady?

The goal of this program is to help students get the support needed to start and finish a certificate focused on fast employment w Colorado’s workforce.  WorkReady helps students get training for Colorado’s top industries, such as IT, Healthcare, and Manufacturing.  Students who were economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive access to educational opportunities, financial support, and career guidance while earning an employable credential that aligns with one of Colorado's Top Jobs

This program is funded by the Back to Work Grant awarded to the Colorado Department of Higher Education through its Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) Community Partner Program. Program partners are Denver County Workforce and CCD Foundation. 

COSI Workready Impact 

COSI Workready supported more than 200 students to receive over 289 short-term credentials at CCD and get back into the workforce!  Credentials included Early Childhood education, computer science, bookkeeping, various health sciences, and Welding, just to name a few.  Students received more than $300,000 to help them get ready to restart their careers after economic hardships due to the pandemic.  Here is what some of our students had to say about their COSI Workready Experience: 

  • "As a single mother from a domestic violence inside a family with a little two children. Now I'm a full-time student to get our good life in the future. The scholarship supported me with purchasing textbooks, and other study materials. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without the COSI Scholarship."


  • "I would not have been able to finish school without the help of this scholarship. Paying for school out of pocket while still paying all my regular bills and trying to pay down my debt was impossible, and this scholarship gave me the cushion I needed to finish my degree."


  • "This scholarship helped me complete my education to get the career I desire by helping me become more financially secure as I underwent clinicals. It has helped relieve a lot of stress in my personal life, that has allowed me to focus on my education." 


Program Sunsetting 

We are no longer accepting new students into COSI WorkReady. Current participants will receive support through June 2023.

CCD has many other scholarship options that you may qualify for here: 

CCD General Scholarship Application - One application to apply for many CCD scholarship opportunities

Finish What You Started Program

Need Help?

Connect today with our WorkReady Student Success Coach.