Workforce Resources

Diversity-Specific Programs

African Americans and People of Color

The Black Construction Group

The Black Construction Group (BCG) is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce. This SIG focuses on the unique needs of the construction community and provides business development, education, advocacy, and networking opportunities for its members.



Hispanic Contractors of Colorado

Founded in 1990, Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) is a professional trade association 501(c)(6), representing over 160 members with inclusive membership from all backgrounds. Focused on commercial and public projects, HCC membership includes general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, A/E firms, public entities, suppliers, and service providers.



Contractor Academy

HCC Contractor Academy is delivering impactful education of best practices for individuals and companies in the construction industry to create enhanced industry relations, increased opportunities, and sustainable growth.


Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Justice Reskill

Justice reskill offers the justice-involved community much more than a fresh start or a second chance. with training in high-level technical skills and essential career-focused support, we’re empowering justice-involved individuals to transcend personal and societal limitations to secure long-term professional & financial success.



Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)

Founded in 1990, Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) is a professional trade association 501(c)(6), representing over 160 members with inclusive membership from all backgrounds. Focused on commercial and public projects, HCC membership includes general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, A/E firms, public entities, suppliers, and service providers.



High School Students

Construction Education Foundation

The Construction Education Foundation was founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to construction industry workforce development in Colorado. With the public’s support, CEF creates opportunities for career advancement and workforce development through scholarships, education, innovations in training and a focus on technology. CEF also works with several partners in the industry to advance the construction profession.

Contact: Bryan Cook,


High School Construction Connection

High School Construction Connection was implemented by AGC contractors at select High Schools. The program utilizes volunteer navigator teams (consisting of a general contractor representative, subcontractor representative and supplier representative) that will have interaction with participating high schools and serve as guides to a wealth of great information and career opportunities in the construction.

Contact: Lisa Seaman,


Careers in Construction

CIC, Careers in Contraction connects High Schoolers throughout Colorado with construction trades education.  Students learn to use their hands and minds through the nationally recognized curriculum from the Home Builders Institute (HBI).  The program allows students to work their way toward Department of Labor recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Certified Training (PACT) certificates which certify them as work-ready in a particular trade.

Contact: Lisa Seaman,



P-TECH, Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, is a public education reform model focused on college attainment and career readiness. P-TECH schools span grades 9-14 and enable students to earn both a high school diploma and a no-cost, two-year postsecondary degree in a STEM field. Students participate in a range of workplace experiences, including mentorship, worksite visits and paid internships. Upon graduation, students have the academic and professional skills required to either continue their education in a four-year postsecondary institution or enter into entry-level careers in IT, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and other competitive fields.


Low Income 18-24 Year Olds

Mile High Youth Corps

Mile High Youth Corps bring young people from diverse life experiences together to learn, work hard, and grow in service to community, the environment, and their own development.



Prosperity Denver (Denver Chamber)

Prosperity Denver Fund contributes to an equitable, prosperous Denver. Funded by a Denver sales tax. PDF intends for students to remain in the city after graduation, thereby applying their education to the local economy and strengthening the workforce.


Multi-Culture Family Resource Centers

Focus Points Family Resource Center

Focus Points Family Resource Center is a non-profit organization committed to serving low-income families in the greater northeast Denver area. At Focus Points, we believe that a strong family is made up of thriving individuals. This means that both children and caregivers have the support they need to pursue their goals. Our multigenerational programs meet families’ needs by connecting them to resources to build healthy, strong families.



Mi Casa Resource Center

Mi Casa Resource Center has served the Denver community for over 40 years, working to advance family prosperity. It supports and trains individuals on their path to better jobs, business ownership, and educational success. With our nationally recognized programs, Mi Casa creates pathways to opportunity for those who need it most.



Transportation and Construction Girl

We are committed to helping girls learn about financially sustainable careers in transportation & construction.

Transportation & Construction GIRL was created to draw attention to women in the transportation and construction industry and prompt others to join. Our goal is for women to push past the stereotypes and pursue a career in transportation and construction!




Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community that you share.



WIC Waymakers

The Waymakers program is part of AGC Colorado’s month-long celebration of 2021 Women in Construction (WIC) Week. From project engineers, project managers, project coordinators, production leads, estimators, and installers to construction business founders, CEOs, COOs, and HR and sales team members, the Waymakers are representative of all of the incredible women who are waymaking and empowering and inspiring other women.

Contact: Erika Anderson,

Career Readiness Programs

Build Colorado is the source for Workforce Development. Powered by Associated General Contractors of Colorado & Colorado Contractors Association. To learn more about how one can start building their career visit Build Colorado, a one-stop resource for exploring and connecting careers seekers to career opportunities in Colorado construction.




The WORKNOW platform builds individual and organizational effectiveness, as well as a collective capacity to Denver metro families. WORKNOW bases their work on three assumptions–good jobs drive positive impacts for workers and communities, the construction industry provides access to high- paying jobs with robust career growth paths, and a collaborative approach to serving shared customers is central to facilitate upward mobility and wealth building for all.


Trade-Specific Programs


Emily Griffith Technical

Emily Griffith Technical College is a nationally accredited public college where one can propel their life forward and up. At EGTC one can prepare for their GED, improve their English or choose from among 28 dynamic career-preparation programs. These programs support Colorado’s economy by propelling their student’s lives forward by preparing for their desired career.



Pickens Technical

Pickens Technical College offers nearly 50 certificate programs to adults and high school students as part of the Aurora Public Schools. It provides students with the opportunity to acquire state-of-the-art skills, knowledge and work habits that will help them succeed in the workforce. Upon completion of most programs’ students will receive a certificate and transcript that is transferable to any community college or area technical school/college in Colorado in their area of training.


Multi-Trade Programs or Adult Pre-Apprenticeships

Construction Careers Now

Construction Careers Now (CCN) is a proven program that prepares students to begin a career in construction.  No experience is needed to enter the program and there is no cost. Introduction to variety of skilled trades and career paths

OSHA 10 Safety, Basic Construction Measurement, Building Techniques, Contractor Presentations, Resumes, Interviewing Skills, Career Coaching and includes a Hiring Fair.



The Master’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Master’s Apprentice program is a faith-based organization that is all about changing lives for the better. Since 2013, this 501(c)(3) non-profit, pre-apprenticeship program has improved the lives of young adults by offering a bridge to a career in the skilled trades.   It also helps fulfill the huge demand for additional workers in the construction industry.



Colorado Home Building Academy

Colorado Homebuilding Academy is a collaborative, industry-driven solution to the need for a workforce that is motivated, skilled, inspired and committed. We want to work together with you to build your team and your business as we all help build the economy, our industry, and our communities.


Diverse Contractor Resources

Colorado office of economic development and international trade (oedit)

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) creates a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. OEDIT advances the state’s economy through financial and technical programs under the leadership of the Governor and Executive Director. OEDIT provides a Minority Business Office Business Directory which can be found HERE.


city and county of denver resources



Culture of Care Impact Champions

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