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Bringing Community and Education Together

Bringing Community and Education Together
Posted on 05/19/2020
Arvada Works

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Article and Photo Credit: Arvada Chamber: Arvada Works. See story below. 

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce closed 2019 on a high note with its signature initiative, Arvada Works. In this community, finding skilled employees continues to be the number one business challenge and the Chamber is committed to taking bold steps to make Arvada Works a leading workforce initiative.

Through extending lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management, this is a call for employers to play an expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of education and workforce partnerships. The Arvada Works talent pipeline program is modeled off a national program from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that has successfully launched in over 50 communities across the country and the Arvada Chamber of Commerce is lucky enough to be one of the selected sites to continue this incredible demand-driven work.

Based on our 2019 Business Challenges Survey, the #1 issue identified by small and large employers in Arvada is the lack of a qualified workforce. This skills and people gap means that employees are not prepared to meet the needs and grow the economic base of Arvada and Jefferson County. This will have major implications on our local economy long-term.

What would happen if…we started asking “What do you want to be when you grow up?” instead of “What college do you want to go to?”

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Watch This Video - Arvada Works - A Talent Pipeline Program

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