Work-based Learning

Creating hands-on work experiences for those entering or reentering the workforce.

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Internships

Internships are flexible programs that allow students to gain valuable work experiences, while providing employers with a temporary workforce that could lead to long-term recruitment. The Boulder Economic Council partners with school districts, community colleges, and universities to develop internship programs -- in-person and virtually.

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Certifications

In addition to acquiring strong, relevant work experience, earning an industry recognized certification can provide students and those looking to upskill or change careers with a strong competitive advantage among talent/hiring pools.

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High School Apprenticeships

The Boulder Economic Council partners with CareerWise Colorado to create opportunities for high school-aged students and employers looking for young talent. Apprentices split their time between traditional high school coursework and the workplace -- all while earning a wage and gathering valuable work experience.

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Registered Adult Apprenticeships

As an intermediary, the BEC works with industry partners and institutes of higher education to develop programs that provide adults with wages, on-the-job learning, classroom instruction, mentorship, and industry-recognized credentials. These career paths/positions are registered with the Department of Labor and align with industry standards, competencies, and overall culture.

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