Colorado Health Careers Collaborative

What is the Colorado Health Careers Collaborative?

The Colorado Health Careers Collaborative was created to provide seamless pathways from school to employment for ages 16-24 in healthcare fields for Coloradans. It was co-created by Community College of Denver (CCD) and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) in partnership with:

  • Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Littleton School District
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Englewood School District
  • Elbert School District
  • Elizabeth School District
  • Kiowa School District
  • Ability Connection Colorado
  • DPS Family and Community Engagement
  • A/D Works!
  • Boys & Girls Club Metro Denver

And 3 of the largest health employers in Colorado

  • Centura Health
  • HealthONE
  • DaVita
Colorado Health Careers Academy

The Colorado Health Careers Collaborative will be hosting its first Academy this summer (2022). Learn a little more about the Academy:

Free to eligible participants
  • Must be 16 or older
  • Interested in healthcare
  • Willing to work with a navigator/advisor from CCD or ACC
This curriculum will include post-secondary certification pathways, career navigation, and innovative virtual job shadow experiences & support talent pipelines to Colorado’s largest health systems

The Academy curriculum will be focused on 6 of the fastest growing health occupations:

  • Nursing (LPN/RN)
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Lab Sciences (CNA/Phlebotomy)
  • Radiologic Technology

Students will gain knowledge of health career opportunities, will become self-aware of their aptitudes and interests, and will obtain direct experience in the industry through virtual and in-person formats

Students who complete the academy will receive individualized support from our program navigators/advisors to be hired into entry-level positions with our health care partners and navigating higher education.

Eligible students may participate free of charge – students who complete the academies will receive $500 deposited into their CollegeInvest account.

June 13 - July 29, 2022 (no classes the week of July 4th)

The academy will take place at CCD or ACC, depending on what school district / community-based organization the student is a part of.

The academy is in a self-paced virtual format Monday - Thursday and in-person on Fridays for 5-6 hours.