General Resources

Terms, definitions, and acronyms of the Colorado talent development network can be viewed in this searchable spreadsheet.

Media Release Form for Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE), the local workforce regions and their partners.

Click here to watch Governor Hickenlooper's PSA promoting the workforce system!
To learn about why the public workforce development system is important in Colorado, visit:

The members of the Colorado Workforce Development Council continuously work to improve partnerships, introduce new workforce initiatives, and ensure the economic vitality of Colorado's workforce regions. Please see below for resources, news and reports that support these goals. 

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 

To apply, please send an e-mail to stating your interest, and CWDC staff will provide you with more information on the application process.


State Youth Council

Apply for membership on the State Youth Council, a sub-committee of the CWDC focusing on youth. State Youth Council Membership Application - submit to

 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
Colorado Workforce Investment Act State Plan 2012-2017
Colorado WIA State Plan 2012-2017 - Colorado's 5-year plan for the workforce system
Take a moment to see what the Colorado public workforce system has accomplished in the past couple of years!
PY 2010 Workforce Investment Act Annual Report 
National Resources on Workforce Development
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals 
Local Events, Announcements, and Resources 
"Securing Talent in This New Decade of Mining" as featured in Engineering Mining magazine (September 2011) - an article by CWDC Member Grover Wallace abut the skills gap in the mining industry
Mini STEM School - an exciting initiative from the University of Colorado Denver, Graduate School