Skills2Compete: Our Work

Skills2Compete Colorado is a multi-sector policy advocacy coalition focused on greater access to education and training opportunities which ultimately lead to middle-skilled jobs.

We are particularly focused on removing systemic barriers to training and employment for Coloradans who face challenges to employment.

 

Our 2019-2022 Goals

During its September 2019 meeting, the Skllls2Compete Colorado coalition approved its 2019-2022 Goals.

 

2019 Legislative Tracking List

Read our 2019 Legislative Tracking List to learn about legislation associated with jobs, workforce, and skills training that were introduced during the 2019 Colorado Legislative Session.

House Bill 1107 

Sponsored by Rep. James Coleman, Sen. Kevin Priola and Sen. Rhonda Fields

Developed by the Skills 2 Compete Colorado Coalition, this bill provides those with a job goal with small dollar amounts in the event of a small dollar emergency, such as a flat tire or need for child care the day of an interview, enabling them to continue pursuing their job goal or remain employed. 

We are working with the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment to identify a third-party administrator who will disperse the funds for the program, which will begin by January 2020. 

House Bill 1107 Fact Sheet

The Colorado S2C Coalition meets every 4th Thursday of the month, 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, located at 789 Sherman St. in Denver. All are welcome to attend meetings or listen. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please contact [email protected]