Northeastern Adult and Community Education
Adult and Continuing Education

Skill Advance Colorado

The Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant helps businesses and nonprofits create customized job training for employees.

Colorado First and Existing Industry Job Training Grant Programs support Colorado’s workforce development by providing grants to both existing businesses and those locating to or expanding in Colorado. By reimbursing costs associated with job training, the programs increase transferable job skills that support business competitiveness and enhance workers’ resumes and long-term employment opportunities.

  • The Colorado First (CF) customized training grant program provides funds for net new hire training and focuses on businesses relocating to or expanding in Colorado and in need of training workers with the skills necessary to increase their productivity, increase their wages, and reduce their need for public support.
  • The Existing Industry (EI) customized training program provides funding for incumbent worker training and supports established Colorado businesses in adapting to new technology and preventing layoffs.

For more program information and to apply for funding, please contact Jamie Giacomini at (970) 521-6761 or Jamie.Giacomini@njc.edu

To learn more about the grants and eligibility, view the Colorado First and Existing Industry Program Overview.

GRANT APPLICATION, TRAINING COMPLETION, AND REPORTING DATES

State application submission period:

July 1, 2023 - April 1, 2024

State Grant activity completion deadline:

May 17, 2024 (NJC deadline may be earlier)

Final Reports due:

Within two weeks after training completion

Funded by Colorado First and Existing Industry Customized Job Training Grant Program

Instructor

Brianna Bade
Holyoke Adult Education Instructor
970-571-2660
Brianna Bade
Barbara Cullop
College and Career Navigator
970-521-6792
Adult Education Center
Sterling
Barbara Cullop
Cathy Fisher
Adult Education Instructor
970-521-6604
970-571-1302 (mobile)
Sterling
Cathy Fisher

Staff

Jamie Giacomini
Adult and Community Education Director
970-521-6761
Knowles Hall-108a
Sterling
Jamie Giacomini