A/D Works! Hosts Business Spotlight Event
Business owners from the Metro area shared their expertise at a Business Spotlight hosted at Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center on February 22, 2023. The panel of four business owners represented Restaurant, Retail, Transportation, and Personal Services industries. Panelists shared start-up information, current business and marketing strategies, and future plans.
Dawn Wlyde, the CEO of Artcraft Sign Company, a custom sign fabrication company.
Keisha Bradley, the CEO of KB’s Vegan Kitchen, a vegan catering company.
Clarence Thedford, the owner of Mile High Solutions Network LLC, an electric vehicle charging infrastructure business.
Courtney Samuel, the owner of Bodies by Perseverance, an exclusive personal training and fitness gym.
A/D Works! hosts dynamic 2023 Metro Denver Retail Partnership Conference
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center hosted the 2023 Conference for the Metro Denver Retail Partnership at CentrePoint Plaza on February 16th. The goal of the conference was to re-engage businesses in the sector partnership by demonstrating how the partnership can assist them with developing a viable talent pipeline.
The partnership’s focus includes retail, hospitality, and food and beverage businesses. The conference featured a welcome introduction from Jason Lusk of Visit Denver, followed by a robust presentation from state demographer, Elizabeth Garner. Both speakers provided insights into tourism, the labor market, legislative and economic updates, and workforce trends. A business panel provided their insights into their available opportunities and struggles with hiring and retention.
A workforce panel offered work-based learning and apprenticeship solutions, including other no-cost services available at workforce centers that assist businesses with addressing their pain points. The nearly 50 attendees included a wide variety of representatives from various businesses, local chambers, the Department of Corrections, and training providers.
If you are interested in learning more about this or other sector partnerships, visit https://bit.ly/3lMWlJm or contact the A/D Works! Business Services team.
Colorado’s Workforce System Celebrates Annual Workforce Development Month
This year, Colorado’s Workforce System is showcasing the individuals, programs, and services that are assisting our state’s workforce in thriving throughout September, which is designated as Workforce Development Month.
Parents to Work Program hosts Accomplishment Ceremony
The Parents to Work Program, a collaboration between Arapahoe County Child Support Services and Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, celebrated an Accomplishment Ceremony on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
National Literacy Directory
The National Literacy Directory is designed to help people find local literacy and education programs, as well as GED testing centers in their areas.