Apprenticeship Funding Opportunities


The Office of the Future of Work (OFOW) is dedicated to shaping an equitable economy of the future and ensures that Coloradans are equipped with the necessary education, training, skills, and tools to fully participate in the labor force. Registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs), when they reach their maximum potential, are considered the "gold standard" of training programs- offering employers a sustainable, skills-based, talent pipeline strategy and providing job seekers modern worker protections, clear career pathways, and an inclusive work environment. Learn more about the OFOW and apprenticeships

The OFOW has three funding strategies under the USDOL IDEA Grant to accelerate and diversify the Registered Apprenticeship system in Colorado: the Scale Up Grant Program, Apprentice Hiring Incentives, and Apprenticeship Scholarships. Learn more about each and sign up for updates below!


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Scale-Up Grant Program


The Office of the Future of Work is pleased to announce over $1,191,000 has been awarded in grant funds to 25 organizations across the state to support the growth of registered apprenticeship opportunities. 

Organizations funded through Cycle 1 of the Scale-Up Grant Program are: 

  • Activate Work, Inc.
  • Arbor Family Medicine
  • Blind Institute of Technology
  • Boulder Community Broadcast Association
  • Boulder Community Health
  • CFOshare
  • Codence
  • Colorado Contractors Association
  • Colorado Rural Water Association
  • Colorado Tree Care Sector Partnership
  • Construction Education Foundation of Colorado
  • Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado, Inc.
  • Denver Public Schools - Career and College Success
  • FOM, LLC
  • Garvin's Sewer Service, Inc.
  • Generation Schools Network
  • Independent Plumbing Solutions, Inc.
  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado
  • Johnny Apple Tree Care
  • Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
  • Pickens Technical College
  • RK Industries
  • Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute
  • Spark Mindset
  • Tolmar, Inc.  

The Office of the Future of Work anticipates releasing future funding cycles of the Scale-Up Grant Program. To receive updates regarding this funding opportunity, please sign up for this mailing list by selecting "Funding Opportunities". 

Apprenticeship Hiring Incentives


Coming in fall 2022!

Interested in learning more about hiring incentives when they are released? Sign up here, and select Funding Opportunities.