The Adams County Workforce & Business Center will receive $550,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Technology Employment in Colorado Partnership 2.0 (TEC-P 2.0). The Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) Workforce Services was awarded the $7.38 million grant for 2021-2025.
DEDO is partnering with other local area workforce programs including Adams, Arapahoe/Douglas, Boulder, Larimer, Tri-County (Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek), and Weld and providing each county with funding.
“This grant will help Adams County residents receive the training they need to begin working in highly sought-after industries,” said Eva J. Henry, Adams County Board of Commissioners Chair. “Programs provided by the Workforce & Business Center will be key to getting our community back on track and thriving in the year ahead.”
The funds will be used by the Adams County Workforce & Business Center to prioritize training opportunities in growing sectors that face worker shortages and that drive innovation. It will be used to help 75 local job seekers within the manufacturing; wholesale trade; transportation and warehousing; information; and professional, scientific, and technical services sectors.
“We recognized there was a need in the community, so we joined Denver and other workforce centers to partner on this grant,” said Jodie Kammerzell, Administrator and Local Area Director, Adams County Workforce & Business Center. “We want to ensure we’re being nimble in responding to the needs of our businesses and getting our community back to work in high-demand industries.”
To learn more about training opportunities, job seeker services, youth programs, and more, visit adcogov.org/wbc.