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Arvada Chamber Introduces Second “Work-Based Learning Toolkit” to Guide Local Workforce Skill Development

Arvada Chamber Introduces Second “Work-Based Learning Toolkit” to Guide Local Workforce Skill Development

(August 3, 2021) Arvada, CO – Today the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with an action team of education, business and non-profit partners, announced the release of a Work-Based Learning Toolkit to help guide businesses through the terminology, data, roles, benefits and action steps of work-based learning (WBL). 

The Perfect Storm Impacting Our Talent Pipeline

The Perfect Storm Impacting Our Talent Pipeline

Working daily with local businesses of all sizes, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce is well-aware of changes in the labor market as they happen. We know from meetings and the supporting data that a talent shortage exists – we’re still missing 4.3 million workers nationwide – and we wanted to know why. So we started asking questions.

Survey: Childcare + Student Support Business Impact

Survey: Childcare + Student Support Business Impact

The Arvada Chamber is working to understand how we support the immense impact that COVID-19 has had on student support and childcare resources. We have developed the below survey for our local businesses to offer feedback on how they are thinking about this challenge that we are concerned will lead to additional people becoming unemployed and more missed work. We are committed to developing community-wide solutions to remedy this and your feedback is a critical piece of this work.

COVID-19 Workforce Toolkit

COVID-19 Workforce Toolkit

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce recognizes that many companies are having to make temporary/permanent decisions on their workforce. These are incredibly difficult decisions. One of the new functions we are taking on through Arvada Works is to understand these changing times and connect resources appropriately.

Arvada Works KAPS Council Tests Cradle to Career Simulator

Arvada Works KAPS Council Tests Cradle to Career Simulator

On May 23, 2019, members of the Arvada Works KAPS Council participated in a Cradle to Career Simulator to gain a deeper understanding of the critical transition points in the career journey of youth. The workshop was hosted by the Adams County Youth Initiative (ACYI), which works to mobilize and support a collective partnership of stakeholders focused on improving educational outcomes in the community. 

Arvada Works Program Update | March 2019

Arvada Works Program Update | March 2019

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated ONE YEAR of working to improve our local talent supply chain through Arvada Works. Year one was filled with a long list of lessons, but one theme consistently rose to the top in this work: ARVADA CARES.