June 13, 2013

Find Out About State Grants to Train Employees at Your Company

Find out how your company can qualify and apply for employee training grants from the state of Colorado at information sessions at Front Range Community College sites in Fort Collins, Longmont, and Westminster.

The one-hour sessions are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at FRCC’s Prospect Center, 1501 Academy Court, Fort Collins; 3 p.m. June 20 at College Hill Library on FRCC’s Westminster Campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave.; 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Prospect Center; and 3 p.m. June 27 at the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont.

The sessions are free and open to companies in north Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer, and northeast Jefferson counties. Register at www.frontrange.edu/traininggrants.

Over the years Front Range Community College has acquired and administered millions of dollars in state funding to help train employees at new and existing companies in Colorado. The grants are called Colorado FIRST and Existing Industry grants. The grants are administered by FRCC’s Corporate Solutions Division.

Colorado FIRST has incentive grants for companies that are relocating to Colorado or are already located here and undertaking a major expansion. Grant awards are typically based on the number and quality of the jobs created. A second category, competitive grants, is for companies adding a significant number of new full-time jobs to their Colorado-based business.

Existing Industry grants are for Colorado companies that are implementing new technology to remain competitive globally and keep jobs in Colorado.

For more information, contact Corporate Solutions staff Erin Smith for Larimer County, erin.smith@frontrange.edu, or Claudia Ossola for Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, or Jefferson counties, claudia.ossola@frontrange.edu.

Corporate Solutions provides training services and resources to companies, including customized training in a variety of technical and soft-skill topics, industry job preparation training, training grant resources, consulting, and coaching.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.


June 14, 2013 CSBS College

Nice post. We had similar projects in the UK until 2013. Unfortunately, this year the funding for this type of project was greatly reduced, including those for people who receive benefits from the state.