Connect residents to middle skilled jobs

The Metro Denver region is experiencing a robust demand for middle skilled workers in industries ranging from health to construction. While individuals hold the education required, a gap exists between the employers and the most qualified candidates to secure the on-the-job training that allows them to move from economic insecurity to stability.

Mile High Connects is engaging industry leaders in construction, health, and information technology as partners to address skills-building and access to employment opportunities. We seek to create engagement opportunities to help people move beyond the barrier of simply being selected for an interview and move towards building a careers in a field that allows them to live their purpose.

Since 2015 Mile High Connects has partnered with the Colorado Construction Institute and Community College of Denver – Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) to train youth and adults for middle skilled construction work at transit oriented development sites across the country. The partnership also produced an evaluation of three Denver community workforce development programs at transit oriented development sites and outlines recommendations about their effectiveness.

36,000

- the number of jobs expected to be added by the construction industry by 2022

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