Colorado Workforce Development Council
The CWDC was formed under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and is responsible for the continuous improvement of the workforce system, oversight of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds, and ensuring a statewide strategic vision created from the bottom up through Council members and local partners. The CWDC acts on behalf of the Governor and the Colorado legislature on policy matters related to programs and activities funded by WIOA.
Additionally, under state statute and executive order, the CWDC is charged with aligning the efforts of economic development, education, workforce development, government and business stakeholders at the local, regional and state levels. We convene partners, leverage resources, and work to remove communication and regulatory barriers in order to help businesses create jobs, retain jobs, and access a highly competitive workforce.
Developing a Community Empowerment Scorecard
Start Date: Apr 2020 — End Date: Jul 2021
CREC is assisting the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) in promoting economic mobility among the individuals that are receiving employment assistance. CREC is developing a community empowerment scorecard to help CWDC monitor the various factors that contribute to jobseeker mobility. The scorecard will focus on examining career pathways and partnerships in the retail sector that […]