Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant

Community College of Denver is working to help parents and guardians who are eager to complete a certificate and start working in a high-demand field.

The Strengthening Working Families Initiative's primary focus is to give parents the support they need to become certified employees and find employment. A designated achievement coach and career coach help parents who are balancing life, work, and school, while planning ahead for a satisfying career. Our program provides gap funding around the barriers and obstacles you face as a parent. With our help, you'll get connected, complete a short certificate, and find employment in the field of your choice.


Human Services
Food, Nutrition & Wellness
Nurse Aide

Computer Services & Support
Computer Technology
Cyber Security
Data Analytics
IT in Healthcare
Network Security

Arc Welder
CNC Machine Tool Operator
Fabrication Welder
Industrial Maintenance Technologies
Machining (Basic, Intermediate)
Welding (Basic, Intermediate)

Connect with Us

To learn more about the program and view your eligibility to apply, you may either visit the SWFI website or fill out our Interest Form! Our SWFI team can help you find a qualified childcare provider and help you complete your CCD credential to find work and start a career. Space is limited so get started today!


About SWFI

The Strengthening Working Families Initiative is funded by the Department of Labor and Employment.

SWFI is part of a national study to measure if offering students extra supports, together with skills training, helps them to complete training and find employment. Support services and space in specific training are limited. Eligible applicants will be chosen by a computerized lottery.