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Ongoing Career Services

Ongoing Career Services

Our Career Support Specialist team offers support for people entering the workplace after time away, planning to shift careers, or wanting to learn new skills to help advance your career.

Workforce Boulder County offers eligibility-based funding opportunities for training, school, internships, and apprenticeships. We can help people get technical training for new positions, develop future-ready skills for employment in the twenty-first century, and increase skill levels of current employees to help them retain employment and advance within a company.

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Goal of finding employment or attending post-secondary education/training
  • Have created an account in Connecting Colorado

Additional funds are available to people who’ve been laid off from a job, or who have lost support as a homemaker. Funds are available for training in technology and advanced manufacturing, as well as other in-demand fields. Apprenticeships and internships may also be available for those who qualify. Funding for training is dependent upon meeting additional eligibility requirements of specific grants.

  • 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:

  • Identify career goals that match jobs or industries that are growing in Boulder County.
  • Uncover how to find jobs using the internet (Connecting Colorado, Indeed, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Obtain skills that are relevant in today’s employment environment.
  • 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, proof of registration for Selective Service
  • If you were laid off, please provide your letter notifying you of layoff, and/or the date of the layoff
  • Additional documentation may be needed based on your unique situation

Are there income limits to apply?

We have a variety of grants available to support individuals who want to obtain training in in-demand occupations. Some of the grants have income eligibility criteria but some do not. We do aim to serve those who are identified by Colorado Department of Labor and Education as being priority to provide services, but many people who are not in this category receive funding from us, depending upon their individual situations.

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?

Several Career Support Specialists are bilingual 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 grant 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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