Danielson Bill Gives Every Kid a Path to a Good-Paying Job

April 4, 2018

(April 4) – Rep. Jessie Danielson’s bill to better connect Coloradans to vocational and technical training opportunities passed the House Education Committee today. With the bipartisan sponsorship of Reps. Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and Phil Covarrubias, R-Brighton, HB18-1341 would create a directory of apprenticeships and vocational technical training programs in Colorado that may be accessed by

Jobs Program Getting Its Re-Enlistment Papers

April 3, 2018

(April 2) – A three-year extension of one of the state’s most successful job development programs took its first step through the legislative process this afternoon. HB18-1316, sponsored by Reps. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, and Tony Exum Sr., D-Colorado Springs, has bipartisan sponsorship in the state Senate. The bill extends the Skilled Worker, Outreach, Recruitment and

Benavidez Bill Boosting Construction Jobs Passes House

April 2, 2018

(April 2) – Rep. Adrienne Benavidez’s bill to spur workforce development in the construction trades passed the House today. Colorado will need upwards of 30,000 construction workers in the next 20 years, but the industry is struggling to find enough skilled workers to meet the need. HB-1278, sponsored by Rep. Benavidez, D-Adams County, will help

A Bigger Boost for Startups in CO Advanced Industries

May 3, 2017

(May 3) – The House voted this morning to approve Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s bill to extend and expand a program that is credited with creating nearly 700 good-paying jobs at Colorado high-tech startup companies since 2014. Current law allows tax credits of up to $50,000 to incentivize investment in bioscience, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, energy, electronics,