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:

  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Colorado Early Colleges Aurora
  • Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Douglas County School District
  • Elbert School District
  • Elizabeth School District
  • Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Englewood School District
  • Kiowa School District
  • Littleton School District
  • Sheridan School District NO. 2 
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch
  • Ability Connection Colorado
  • A/D Works!
  • Boys & Girls Club Metro Denver
  • DPS Family and Community Engagement

 4 of the largest Health Employers in Colorado

  • Centura Health
  • HealthONE
  • DaVita
  • Kaiser Permenante
Colorado Health Careers Academy

The Colorado Health Careers Collaborative will be hosting an Academy this summer. 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 healthcare 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.

The 2023 Academy runs from June 12 through July 28, 2023 (no classes the week of July 3rd)

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

The time commitment for the  week is as follows: 

  • Monday - Thursday, students will complete online e-learning modules at their own pace (2-4 hours)
  • Fridays, students will be in person for hands-on learning (5-6 hours)

Community College of Denver does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. Equal Opportunity is the Law.