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Adult Program

In the adult program at Workforce Boulder County, you’ll have a Career Support Specialist working alongside you to identify your career goals, develop a career plan, connect you with resources to build your skills and confidence, and be your cheerleader and guide to get you where you want to go.

  • 18 or older
  • Resident of Boulder County or live within St. Vrain Valley School District
  • U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Have a goal of finding employment or attending post-secondary education/training
  • You’ve been recently laid off
  • You are an unemployed spouse who are/have been affected by a layoff, divorce, legal separation or death of a spouse
  • Motivated to work or attend post-secondary education/training
  • Ready to commit to a 12+-month program of ongoing support to reach your goals
  • Register in Connecting Colorado
  • Career Coaching: Ongoing, one-on-one support to help you identify your career and/or educational goals and create an action plan to achieve them.
  • Occupational Skills Training: Funding assistance to acquire a marketable training certification or completion of a degree.
  • Work-based Learning: Paid, hands-on learning at local employer sites through internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training (train to hire).

Through working with the Adult Program, you will:

  • Discover your strengths and how they relate to employment. 1 =
  • Identify career goals that match jobs or industries that are growing in this area.
  • Create your personal budget and learn the income you need to support your living expenses.
  • Develop an updated resume for the career I desire.
  • Learn how to connect or use my community to locate jobs.
  • Uncover how to find jobs using the internet (Connecting Colorado, Indeed, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Grow confidence in your ability to find a job or attend school.
  • State Issued Driver’s License or Identification Card (not expired)
  • Social Security card
  • If you’re male and are 18 years old, you’ll need to register for Selective Service
  • Affidavit of Immigration
  • Additional documentation may be needed based on your unique situation

Are there income limits to apply?

Yes. Workforce Boulder County focuses on serving the most in need within our community, with low-income being a criterion for eligibility. We use the ‘Lower Living Standard Income Level’ chart to identify low income:

graph of income level

What are the ‘priority of service’ categories?

Workforce aims to serve the most in need in our community. Here are the populations and situations we prioritize for delivery of our services:

      • Recipients of public assistance (SNAP, TANF, SSI, LEAP, Section 8, CCAP, etc.)
      • Low-income individuals
      • Homeless individuals
      • Individuals who are underemployed
      • Individuals who are basic skills deficient
      • Displaced homemakers
      • Eligible migrant seasonal farm workers
      • Ex-offenders
      • Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians
      • Individuals with disabilities
      • Long-term unemployed (27 or more consecutive weeks)
      • Older individuals (age 55 and older)
      • Single parents
      • Individuals who are within 2 years of exhausting TANF eligibility
      • Individuals with wages at or below Boulder County’s self-sufficiency threshold
      • Individuals with substantial cultural barriers

What if I can’t fill out the paperwork?

We understand that the paperwork alone can be a barrier. If you feel this is the case, please reach out to workforce@bouldercounty.org stating you wish to have assistance with the paperwork and one of our Career Support Specialists will assist you in filling out or answering questions about the paperwork.

How long until a Career Support Specialist follows up with me to go over my application and program details?

Depending on economic needs of Boulder County, a Career Support Specialist will typically reach out to you within 5 business days.

Do you offer this program in other languages other than English?

We offer our one-on-one career coaching in Spanish. If needed, we can also use our translation line to assist customers who speak languages other than English and Spanish. Occupational skills training and work-based learning opportunities may or may not be offered in other languages.

I am a DACA recipient, am I eligible?

We most certainly will work with you to find out. The documentation we collect may be different. Give us a call or email us to find out what that might look like.

What limitations are there to the program?

We only work within the realm of employment and career services. We’ll get to know your unique situation and if you need services outside out scope, we can provide referrals to other agencies and programs. We are not able to reimburse for training services that have already been paid for. Based on our funding stakeholders, we require the collection of various forms of documentation which can be time consuming. There are varying ‘financial caps’ on participant expenditures and duration of training. Any training assistance is dependent on available grand funding.

What are the benefits of the program?

You’ll grow your community connections and build your resume, making you more marketable to your current or future employer. You’ll have a knowledgeable Career Support Specialist working beside you to set goals, support you, and help you work through challenges. You could receive funding for short-term certification training that you do not need to pay back (dependent on available funding and program eligibility). If you participate in a work-based learning experience (internship), you’ll earn not only wages, but also valuable experience to add to your resume. You’ll move closer towards your career dreams and goals!

Contact Us


Boulder Office

1333 Iris Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
720.776.0822
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Longmont Office

St Vrain Community Hub
515 Coffman Street
Longmont, CO 80501
720.776.0822
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