Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing are flurishing in Colorado. See how you as an employer can utilize TECP to assist in recruitment and applicant training services.
How TEC-P can help you find talent
The IT industry is growing rapidly. Learn how you can be a part of it.
TEC-P, a targeted industry sector initiative, will further build the state’s information technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. The project utilizes an industry- and employer-driven approach to develop career pathways, boosting employment in middle-skilled to high-skilled jobs. This milestone regional effort will help to expand Colorado's pipeline of talent by connecting nearly 600 long-term unemployed individuals with promising careers in high-demand industries.
The TEC-P grant application was led by the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED), which will serve as fiscal agent of the four-year project. The partnership, awarded a $6.2 Million "Ready to Work Partnership‟ grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in October 2014, consists of several organizations including:; Workforce Investment Boards serving Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer and Mesa counties; the Colorado Urban Workforce Alliance, the Colorado Community College System and Western Colorado Community College; industry associations; employers within the IT and advanced manufacturing sectors; and additional training and other partners.
“I never would have imagined that a career like this was even a possibility. Techtonic Academy has literally changed my life.”
Jose is the son of a janitor and lives in a 2 bedroom house with 6 relatives. He went to 1 year of community college with a focus in software development but found the costs prohibitive. Jose dropped out of college and was working at a restaurant when he applied to Techtonic Academy. He was hired as an apprentice with assistance from the TEC-P grant and quickly started contributing to his Drupal team. Within 6 months he was promoted to Jr. Developer and was overseeing 2 new apprentices. He is currently an employee of Techtonic Group working on a large, complex .Net project.
By the Numbers
Colorado Labor Market Stats
The following data is from Colorado Department of Labor & Employment LMI Gateway
Estimated Number of individuals employed in IT/Advanced Manufacturing in CO
Openings in September 2015 in IT within TECP Regions
Average Annual Income in IT industry within TECP Regions