Coal Transition Worker


The Office of Justice Transition is working with state and local partners, impacted communities and workers and their families to develop a program to support coal transition workers in affected communities throughout the state. That includes helping workers and their families prepare for closures and explore their future options as well as whatever assistance may be appropriate when the closures happen later this decade. 

The goals of the Office are to: empower workers and their families to plan early for future success, prepare a detailed program to help displaced workers build skills, find good jobs, or start businesses, explore strategies to protect family economic security through the transition, and encourage the federal government to lead with a national strategy for energy transition workers.

Coal Transition Worker Survey

This survey is designed to understand the needs and future plans of individuals and families directly impacted by the changing energy sector in Northwest Colorado. Results of this survey will drive important decisions around transition supports. Anyone who works in a coal-fired power plant, mine, or supply chain industry whose job may be impacted by energy sector transition should complete this survey, regardless of their position or level.

Take the Survey Here

Over 250 coal industry workers have taken the survey. If you want to know what they’re thinking, this preliminary survey data presentation will give you some early insights.


Helpful Contacts

Find contact information for individuals and organizations that OJT has relationships with, specifically around the unique needs and concerns of coal workers. All services and contacts are confidential; your information and conversations will not be shared unless you have given permission to do so for further assistance and resources.

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For information, contact Shelley at shelley.siman@state.co.us, OJT’s Transition Workforce Program Manager