Business Engagement Guide

The Colorado Workforce Development Council is pleased to present our Guide for Colorado Businesses. We hope the information in this guide will provide businesses operating in Colorado with insights into why partnering can enable a business and their community to grow in tandem more sustainably. In addition to exploring two types of partnering—leading at a collective table and opening your doors—the guide details Colorado’s approach to industry-led talent development and partnering, and suggests ways for businesses to move to action to build collective economic opportunity.

Overview

Part I:  Partner by Leading at a Collective Table

Part I outlines the opportunities businesses have to partner by leading at a collective table where they can engage with other businesses and public partners on common business priorities and community issues that benefit from a collaborative public-private partnership approach. This section includes information about:

  • Colorado’s Collaborative Market
  • Compelling Reasons to Lead at a Collective Table
  • Partnering on Intersecting Needs
  • Partnership Opportunities in Colorado
  • Getting Started Checklist for Leading at a Collective Table

 

Part II:  Partner By Opening Your Doors

Part II outlines the opportunities businesses have to partner by opening their doors to educate emerging talent and further their talent development and pipeline strategies. This section includes information about:

  • Colorado’s Inclusive Talent Development Approach
  • Compelling Reasons to Open Your Doors
  • Partnering on Talent Development
  • Partnership Opportunities in Colorado
  • Getting Started Checklist for Opening Your Doors