Business and community partners are essential to helping to ensure CCA provides accessible, relevant, high-quality education. Whether offering program input, providing internships and job opportunities, or collaborating on concurrent enrollment and college transition, CCA relies on partners’ expertise, resources and shared commitment to the value of higher education for career growth and advancement.
CCA engages business and community leaders to serve on advisory boards/committees for each of its career and technical education programs. These boards provide information on community needs, guidance on program planning and content, and help to ensure the relevance of programming to meeting employer and workforce needs.
CCA’s advisory boards guide the following programs:
For additional information or if you are interested in serving on one of our committees, please contact CCA’s Instructional Affairs Division at 303-361-7380.
Center for Workforce Development
CCA recognizes that the road to career success and economic self-sufficiency sometimes needs to start with a GED, short-term job training, career counseling and job placement assistance, and other support services. Through long-term partnerships with Adams and Arapahoe County Human Services, the Center for Workforce Development at CCA provides these services through the Welfare-to-Work TANF Program and the CHOICES program.
For additional information, please contact Joyce Benson-Fox, Director, Center for Workforce Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concurrent enrollment is an initiative where high school students can take CCA classes and earn both college and high school graduation credits simultaneously. In May 2009, the Colorado State Legislature passed the Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act in order to increase access, improve quality, ensure accountability, and strengthen collaboration between K-12 and post-secondary higher education institutions.
CCA serves over 3,000 concurrent enrollment students annually through active partnerships with the following school districts:
For additional information, please contact Renie DelPonte, Interim Director of Concurrent Enrollment at email@example.com.
Some CCA classes have capacity to take on special projects for businesses and nonprofit organizations as one means of incorporating real-world business challenges, client needs analysis and solution design, and project management into the teaching and learning process. The business or nonprofit organization, in turn, receives high-quality, low-cost expertise and services delivered by CCA students, supported by faculty expertise.
Previous projects have involved web site and graphic design work, business plan development, and marketing strategies. For additional information, please contact Victor Vialpando, Dean, School of Professional Studies and Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.