Learn More About our Programs and Grants
The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment collaborates with the local Colorado Workforce Centers to offer many programs and grants that assist with training, education, job services, apprenticeships, and employment. Grants are only available for a limited time, so keep in contact with your local Workforce Center to discover new grants and opportunities being offered.
To learn more about the current grants and programs being offered and how to apply to them, contact your local Workforce Center.
Apprenticeships are paid arrangements that give individuals opportunities to obtain workplace-relevant knowledge, education, experience, training and other valuable skills to prepare them for careers in their chosen industry. Individuals who participate in an Apprenticeship program receive hands-on career training while earning a paycheck, reducing their need to take on debt while working towards their future career!
The Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) is a list that the Colorado Workforce Centers and communities reference to determine the most appropriate, reliable and highest quality training opportunities available to our customers. Find up-to-date course descriptions, program costs, and school/training provider performance at a glance.
Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program provides a variety of benefits for workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign competition and their company has been certified as being trade impacted by the US Department of Labor (USDOL). Possible benefits include retraining, job search assistance, relocation assistance, extensions of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and/or a wage subsidy if you are 50 years of age or older and start a full time job that pays less than your trade certified employment.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
We are here to help you prepare for employment, find and keep a job, and increase your earnings through a federally-funded program called the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). For example, through this program, we offer employment services including:
- Assistance with job leads and labor market information,
- Résumé assistance and critiques,
- Education and career assessments,
- Employment readiness and job search workshops,
- Career counseling and career planning,
- Supportive services, and
- Intensive job search assistance.