The focus of the second week of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's statewide Workforce Development Month is on youth and apprenticeships, according to a department news release.
This week the agency is raising awareness of the important role apprenticeships can play in preparing young people with the knowledge, qualifications and competencies they will need in order to progress in their chosen career path, the release said.
As part of this endeavor, Workforce Centers around the state are recruiting individuals from 18 to 24 years old who do not have a high school diploma or who have recently graduated but have been unsuccessful in finding employment to explore the apprenticeship opportunities available at the workforce centers.
Workforce Boulder County will host a breakfast seminar for employers about apprenticeship opportunities in the area. A panel of local business leaders who have found apprenticeships to be an effective strategy in hiring, training and retaining a skilled workforce will talk about their experiences. The panel discussion takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Xilinx Center, 3100 Logic Drive, Longmont. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.