Talent Pipeline Douglas County2020-02-24T11:05:22-07:00

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

What is a Talent Pipeline?


In the News

TPDC Job Fair
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus

Arapahoe Community College and the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer local businesses and students the opportunity to intersect during our winter Career Fair being held at the Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus.

All are welcome, however this will be a Health Sciences Pathway event, so all employers looking for new hires with a background in computer sciences, technology, marketing, management, banking, finance, or accounting, please plan to attend.

These times are strategically aligned with students in these types of courses and directly correlate with scheduled classes in these disciplines. If you are interested in hosting a table, register now!

Employers Register Here

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.

Sturm Collaboration Campus 4500 Limelight Ave. Castle Rock, CO 80109 castle.rock@arapahoe.edu Phone: 303.660.3160 Fax: 303.660.3179

An Innovative New Model

The campus creates a one of a kind model that will align applied learning and workforce training with educational offerings in areas such as Cyber Security, Secure Software Development, Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Health Care. The unique model will pair educational and industry partners to provide students the opportunity to learn in a tech-forward environment with a flexible pathway-based schedule designed to make it easier to work while they attend college.

Whether you’re looking to earn your associate degree, transfer to a 4-year school, complete a certificate program, or join an apprenticeship program, the Sturm Collaboration Campus offers day and evening courses to help you reach your educational goals.

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.

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.

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.

Centura MA Apprenticeship

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.

Castle Rock Collaboration Campus groundbreaking approach to higher education

The campus will bring together education, business and the community to create a unique resource for delivering seamless education and workforce training to Castle Rock. CSU and DCSD will articulate with ACC to create a smooth pathway from high school diploma to associate degree to bachelor’s degree.

The two-phase project will consist of two buildings with an estimated opening of phase one in the fall of 2019. Joint engagement from ACC, CSU and DCSD with Castle Rock businesses and focus groups determined that the initial educational offerings will be in the areas of Business & Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Information Technology/Programming, General Education and Workforce Training.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional information about the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle Rock, please contact ACC Dean of Business, Technology and Workforce Partnerships Eric Dunker, Ph.D., at eric.dunker@arapahoe.edu / 303-797-5859. To view ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus renderings, click here.

Sponsors

Paid Apprenticeships/Internships

Learning at the Sturm Collaboration Campus

Our partnership with Douglas County School District allows you to start on your career path with college classes at your high school in ACC’s Concurrent Enrollment Program. You can then earn an ACC associate degree, certificate, or join with one of our community industry partners in an apprenticeship program. The Sturm Campus is also your place, close to home, for bachelor’s degrees in Business, Health and Technology from Colorado State University.

Visit campus and speak directly with ACC Navigators, Douglas County School District and CSU to learn more about the options and opportunities at the Sturm Collaboration Campus.

Academics and Programs

ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus offers a variety of degrees and certificates within 3 of ACC’s Pathways: Business, Health, and Technology. You can complete any of these entirely at the Sturm Collaboration Campus. Need help finding or creating your path? Make an appointment with a Campus Navigator today!

Get your AAS in Accounting or Bookkeeping or Accounting Clerk Certificate from ACC.

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Gain a solid foundation in key business areas with the Business Administration program at Arapahoe Community College.

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Join an in-demand field and provide online defense with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity from Arapahoe Community College.

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Prepare to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) with part-time courses. Get your Nurse Aide certificate from Arapahoe Community College while you work.

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Earn your Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree at Arapahoe Community College and get started with a career in healthcare.

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The Secure Software Development AAS degree at ACC gets you on the track to securely code Secure Software programs and identify cyber issues in legacy code.

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This degree is for students looking for a major in liberal arts and who plan to continue to get a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year college or university. Classes are guaranteed to transfer to any 4-year college in Colorado. With an AA degree, you’ll complete 60 credit hours of basic classes at ACC (English, math, science, etc.) and then enter as a junior to complete your bachelor degree at a Colorado 4-year school.

Studies may include coursework in anthropology, art history, business, communications, criminal justice, education, economics, English, geography, history, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, studio art, and world languages.

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This degree is for students looking for a major in a math or science field and who plan to continue to get a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year college or university. Classes are guaranteed to transfer to any 4-year college in Colorado. With an AS degree, you’ll complete 60 credit hours of basic classes at ACC (English, math, science, etc.) and then enter as a junior to complete your bachelor degree at a Colorado 4-year school.

Studies may include coursework in biology, chemistry, fermentation sciences, geology, mathematics, physics and psychology.

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Castle Rock Water and Arapahoe Community College have partnered to create a registered apprenticeship program in Water Operations. You can work up to 30 hours a week for Castle Rock Water in a paid apprenticeship program while attending Arapahoe Community College’s new Sturm Collaboration Campus. Castle Rock Water will also sponsor up to 50% of tuition! We have two info sessions coming up to find out more. You need to attend an info session to be eligible to apply. Please see the attached flyer or click below to reserve your spot in an info session. Castle Rock Water and ACC staff will be on site to provide more information about the program and will provide a brief site tour of the facility.

May 6th, 6pm-8pm, Castle Rock Water, 1929 Liggett Rd., Castle Rock, 80109

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-operator-apprenticeship-program-informational-session-may-6th-tickets-60607969067?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

May 10th, 11:30am-130pm, Castle Rock Water, 1929 Liggett Rd., Castle Rock, 80109

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-operator-apprenticeship-program-informational-session-may-10th-tickets-60637590666?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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.

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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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.