Employers have long collaborated with Colorado’s Workforce Centers (WFC) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to provide alternative options for new hire training (OJT) or hard/soft skill and resume development (PWE). Cultivate a relationship with your local WFC or DVR office to understand the financial details and consider offering up a one to three-month experience for a youth or adult with a disability. What may result is the perfect hire for your business.
Apprenticeships and Internships
Apprenticeships and internships are additional ways to connect your business to career seekers through work-based learning. Registered apprenticeships are coordinated through Colorado’s Workforce Center system, and CareerWise is a resource for youth apprenticeships. Internships often serve as a bridge between school and permanent employment. Local colleges and universities are great places to begin a conversation as is the Colorado Workforce Center system.