The Executive Committee is appointed by the CWDC membership:
Kyle Sickman - Chair-Elect
Josh Davies - Center for Work Ethic Development
Ellen Golombek - Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to ensure that the CWDC is focused on carrying out the goals and actions of the strategic plan in alignment with the Colorado Blueprint.
The State Youth Council (SYC) has been convened to focus on initiatives around youth in Colorado and how they can best receive training, education, and workforce assistance through the workforce development system. They are working to connect the local youth councils to the resources necessary to help them find meaningful employment and gain the experience necessary to compete in Colorado's global economy.
Advises Sector Partnerships, Key Industry Networks, and Business Services.
Sector partnerships are employer-driven, sustained partnerships of business, workforce development, education, and other community stakeholders. They are facilitated by convener or intermediary organization that is trusted by the industry. Sector partnerships work to identify the highest priority workforce challenges and opportunities within a specific industry and develop solutions for multiple employers within a geographic region, driven by industry need. This committee is working to progress the industry sectors initiative in Colorado.
Reviews, evaluates and communicates policy and legislation that will impact workforce issues that contribute to Colorado’s overall economic vitality. The committee also has oversight of awareness and alignment efforts.
- Educate and inform policy makers and legislators about workforce development issues and its critical connection to education and economic development.
- Educate and inform policy makers and legislators about CWDC and bringing the business perspective to decision-making regarding workforce development and training.
- Advocate for sustainable funding of an effective and efficient workforce system for Colorado and the nation.
- Ensure, in partnership with the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC), that workforce development and economic development policy and legislation enhance a cooperative system with a primary focus on a positive business environment.