The Information Technology sector provides opportunities for individuals interested in occupations such as software development, computer systems analysts and IT specialists while offering innovative, collaborative team environments, and enriching experiences in emerging technologies.
How TEC-P can help job seekers
Technology Employment in Colorado Partnership (TEC-P) is a regional, joint project that benefits long-term unemployed and underemployed people (more than 27 weeks) on the Front Range and Western Slope in Colorado using collaborations between employers, educational institutions and job training programs.
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.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Jeff re-gained employment with FEMA earning $24 per hour.
Jeff was laid off from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in June 2013 thus was identified as a long term unemployed individual that was not likely to return to his previous occupation. Although his previous job was in Project Management, it was necessary to for customer to gain new skills and a credential in Project Management Professional (PMP). Jeff received training assistance through the Denver Office of Economic Development. As of September 20, 2015, Jeff has completed the PMP course and is currently waiting on his formal credential from Colorado State University. Subsequently by obtaining his credential, he was able to re-gain employment with FEMA earning $24.00 per hour. Congratulations Jeff.
By The Numbers
Benefits TEC-P offers Job Seekers
TECP offers many services to assist qualified tech talent opportunities to gain/regain employment with the IT and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors. Staff can assist with placement, training and networking within the industries to help participants to gain employment in these dynamic sectors.
High tech job available in Metro Denver for IT and Advanced Manufacturing occupations
Million dollars awarded to a collaboration of workforce development offices to boost employment in middle-skilled to high-skilled jobs
Number of job seekers to be served through an industry and employer-driven approach to develop an education and training career pathway