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Talent Pipeline Douglas County (TPDC) is a multi-industry collaborative that engages with community members and local industry to facilitate partnerships and deliver solutions to help create and sustain a thriving work based learning community.  

Program Sponsors:

What is a Talent Pipeline?

Talent Pipeline Douglas County is a program to close the Skills Gap in Douglas County—this partnership is between the Chamber, Sturm Collaboration Campus (ACC/CSU/DCSD), employers and business leaders together addressing the skills gap between training and abilities needed in the workplace.  Our focus is to be demand-driven, addressing the most critical workforce needs.

MISSION STATEMENT:
Talent Pipeline Douglas County (TPDC) is a multi-industry collaborative that engages with community members and local industry to facilitate partnerships and deliver solutions to help create and sustain a thriving work based learning community.

TPDC Strives to:

  • Foster a talent ecosystem
  • Serve as a catalyst and caretaker for strategic recruitment / management
  • Align partnerships to close skills gap
  • Design and implement performance measures to monitor talent health
  • Drive change

Learn more,
Get Involved!

Carrie Lohr

Contact our Workforce Development & Education Coordinator, Carrie Lohr to explore available options.   

Email:  Carrie@castlerock.org
Phone:  303-688-4597

There are many benefits to becoming a registered apprentice including:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Obtain possible industry certifications
  • Participate in occupation specific training
  • Receive portable credentials from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Take advantage of potential advancement within the company
  • Receive a set wage progression

Contact Pam Ridler to get involved and to be connected to the key players you will need to build a successful apprenticeship program.

Castle Rock Chamber is one of the key components in this collaborative effort that engages with community members and local industry to facilitate partnerships and deliver solutions to help create and sustain a thriving work based learning community.  Arapahoe Community College, Colorado State University, Douglas County School District,  as well as members from the local business community are represented in this collaboration.

Employers, learn more about Talent Pipeline Douglas County and how we can help grow your business by contacting Pam Ridler, CEO/President of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.  303-688-4597 or email Pam.

Workforce Readiness

Work-based learning is a continuum of activities that occur, in part or in whole, in the workplace, providing the learner with hands-on, real world experience.  The Castle Rock Chamber works to connect business and educators for an ongoing and collaborative conversation regarding the workforce needs of our businesses and the opportunities to support educators, students, and families for a strong talent pipeline.  Businesses wishing to learn more and get involved, please contact Pam Ridler, email Pam@castlerock.org or call 303-688-4597.

Arapahoe Community College and the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer local businesses and students the opportunity to intersect during our Virtual Career Fairs.

View Our Upcoming Job Fairs

View the Latest Apprenticeship Offerings:

There are many benefits to becoming a registered apprentice including:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Obtain possible industry certifications
  • Participate in occupation specific training
  • Receive portable credentials from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Take advantage of potential advancement within the company
  • Receive a set wage progression

Ready to get started?

Talk to one of our Castle Rock Academic Advisors today!
Call or email us at 303.660.3160 or castle.rock@arapahoe.edu to schedule an appointment.

There are many benefits to becoming a registered apprentice including:

Earn while you learn
Obtain possible industry certifications
Participate in occupation specific training
Receive portable credentials from the U.S. Department of Labor
Take advantage of potential advancement within the company
Receive a set wage progression

Ready to get started?

Talk to one of our Castle Rock Academic Advisors today!
Call 303.660.3160 or email castle.rock@arapahoe.edu to schedule an appointment.

Chamber is now accepting applications for its inaugural Tours for Teachers program

The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is currently taking applications for its inaugural Tours for Teachers program, which aims to support workforce readiness, build talent pipelines and bridge the gap between educators and businesses within Castle Rock and Douglas County.  This new program provides an in-depth discussion and “behind the scenes” tour of local businesses and industries in Douglas County.  Allowing educators to collaborate with business leaders to well prepare the students to enter the workforce.  “Tours for Teachers allow our professionals in the classroom the opportunity to visit area businesses that will eventually employ the students they are teaching. They get to hear directly from CEO’s and the current workforce on the skills they need in the future and the products or services the business produces. Our teachers can take that knowledge directly back into the classroom which helps create a more well-rounded curriculum and teaching environment.” said Eric Dunker, Ph.D., Vice President: Workforce and Economic Development with Arapahoe Community College. 

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The Sturm Collaboration Campus is a pioneering venture that brings together ACC’s partnerships with Douglas County School DistrictColorado State University and the Douglas County business community to provide a seamless pathway to a degree or workforce training.

Ready to get started?

Talk to one of our Castle Rock Academic Advisors today!
Call or email us at 303.660.3160 or castle.rock@arapahoe.edu to schedule an appointment.

Educators

Workforce Readiness

The Castle Rock Chamber works to connect business and educators for an ongoing and collaborative conversation regarding the workforce needs of our businesses and the opportunities to support educators, students, and families for a strong talent pipeline.

Educators wishing to learn more and get involved, please contact Pam@castlerock.org or call 303-688-4597.

Actual Students

Testimonials

“Centura Health is invested in the career development of our associates and promoting a culture of life-long learning.  The pre-apprenticeship program in partnership with Arapahoe Community College and Douglas County School District is an important strategy in educating the youth on a variety of healthcare careers and a gateway to begin their careers in healthcare. Work based learning programs are essential in our talent mobility strategy in ensuring our associates have access to the programs necessary to further their careers.”

Abbey Clothier
Centura Health
Workforce Planning Consultant

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“A vibrant workforce is essential to the current and long-term success of our business.  Further, on-going career training is important to the health of the communities that we serve.  Working with Arapahoe Community College and Colorado State University through Talent Pipeline Douglas County is an important strategy in our efforts to foster this vibrant workforce and ensure that we have one of the key ingredients (our teammates) necessary to continue to succeed in the future.”

Steven G. Peterson
Owner & President
Christian Brothers Automotive – Castle Rock

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