Talent Development

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.

4 Employer Lessons for Hosting Work-Based Learning Experiences

On May 7, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted the Arvada Works seminar “How to Host Work-Based Learning Experiences at Your Business.” C. J. Juleff, M.A., from the Jefferson County Workforce Center, led a discussion on best practices for hosting mentoring, internships and job shadowing at a place of business. Read employers’ top learnings from this workshop and find local resources to assist in work-based learning.