Colorado Resource Partners (CORE) is an alliance of organizations that integrates training and community resource partners for overall construction workforce readiness and career success. CORE presents the construction-focused employment platform, WORKNOW. WORKNOW connects members to job training, coaching, and placement assistance, as well as family support services like childcare, transportation, or the purchase of construction tools.
CORE/WORKNOW supports community-centered hiring on infrastructure projects to improve access for all local residents to expand the pipeline of workers for area contractors. The employment platform serves regional infrastructure projects such as the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Central 70 development and the National Western Center.
Our partnership platform WORKNOW, builds individual and organizational effectiveness, as well as a collective capacity to serve you and metro Denver families. We base our work on three assumptions – good jobs drive positive impacts for workers and communities, the construction industry provides access to high - paying jobs with robust career growth paths, and a collaborative approach to serving shared customers is central to facilitate upward mobility and wealth building for all. Our Strategic Priorities are:
- Find and prepare a workforce for construction industry opportunities—including craft, office and professional service
- Integrate and scale support services, such as access to child care, to support working families with effective and seamless navigation assistance
- Resolve barriers that prevent people of color and women from finding and keeping good construction jobs
- Provide technical assistance to drive policy and practice to foster inclusive economies and effective career-building pathways