The mission of Arapahoe/Douglas Works! is to strategically invest in Human Capital which contributes to regional economic vitality. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! and the workforce development system stand alongside K-12, vocational and two-year colleges, four-year and graduate universities and apprenticeship programs, all of which exist for the purpose of preparing people to contribute economically to the region and the nation through gainful employment.
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! provides training assistance in critical occupational skills for unemployed persons, and teaches unemployed workers how to effectively transfer their skills to new industries and become marketable in the labor force. Customers may access workforce center staff and resources at offices in Centennial and Aurora.
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! also works with businesses to add jobs, increase earnings and sales and maintain competitiveness. We strive to contribute to the strategic goal of both Arapahoe and Douglas counties to enhance the quality of life for citizens, which we believe may be accomplished through job growth, increased business earnings and sales, increased property values and a healthy tax base.