Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC)

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About the Council and Highlights


Every Colorado business has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan has access to meaningful employment, resulting in statewide economic vitality.

To create and sustain a business-led Colorado talent system that appropriately integrates the work of economic development, education, training and workforce development to meet the needs of businesses, students and job-seekers.

*New!* Scaling Up Work Experience Programs: Policy and Practice Choices for Colorado - a paper commissioned by the Colorado Workforce Development Council and written by Lindsey Woolsey of the Woolsey Group, LLC

CWDC Strategic Plan - Updated October 2013

PY 2012 WIA Annual Report - Take a moment to see what the Colorado public workforce system accomplished in PY 2012!

Colorado WIA State Plan 2012-2017 - Colorado's 5-year plan for the workforce system

Resource CornerCheck this section out as we continue to provide updates on events, news, reports, and success stories from around Colorado!

Click here to watch Governor Hickenlooper's PSA promoting the workforce system!


CWDC Meeting Calendar 2014 

Apply for Membership

The Colorado Workforce Development Council accepts applications at all times, but will only fill positions as they become available. If you are interested in serving on the Council, please see below.

Fact Sheet for CWDC Applicants 

We are currently actively seeking business applicants from the following categories for appointment to the CWDC. To apply, please send an e-mail to stating your interest, and CWDC staff will provide you with more information on the application process.

Economic Development Region 5 (Elbert, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Lincoln)
Economic Development Region 14 (Las Animas, Huerfano)

Agriculture - Producer

Electronics (High-Tech/Advanced Manufacturing)