Fill the gap of 47,000 workers needed by 2027
Invest In Tomorrow’s Workforce
We need your help and investment now to fill the demand for skilled construction workers.
The construction industry in Colorado is struggling with a significant skilled labor shortage that, left uncorrected, will stall our economic growth and stifle our communities.
Let’s keep Colorado on the cutting edge of construction to fuel economic growth by:
- Investing in programs to grow our workforce.
- Focusing on technological advancements and innovative training.
- Educating tomorrow’s construction workers and providing access to state-of-the-art tools.
- Providing workers with robust opportunities to learn and apply new skills.
We must join together now to advance Colorado’s construction industry.
BE A PART OF CEF’s VISION TO BUILD A NEXT GENERATION WORKFORCE.
Programs to Advance Individuals & Industry
CEF’s programs ensure Colorado’s workforce is keeping pace with increased demand based on the state’s growing population and economic expansion.
CEF is working to build a more diverse construction workforce:
CEF is working to fill the labor shortage gap:
Help grow tomorrow’s workforce and fuel Colorado’s economic growth
CEF’s programs are building strong communities and boosting Colorado’s economy through efficient, productive and life-changing workforce development successes. Be a part of expanding these important programs for the community, our industry, and your company. Your donation helps improve and enhance training facilities, fund student tuition, provide materials for programs, and introduce Colorado residents to the opportunity to start a career in construction.
Regional economic development / growth:
Businesses that support CEF are making an investment in their own success. Workforce development supports the economic growth and prosperity of our region. Colorado can only thrive if there are enough skilled construction workers to keep pace with the increasing demand for building and transportation infrastructure created by our economic expansion and growing population. CEF’s programs provide a boost to sustain recruiting and retention of a new, diverse workforce. With more, and better trained workers, Colorado can continue on the current path of historic economic growth and prosperity for its citizens and businesses.
Support alternate pathways to success
Corporate and philanthropic support of CEF directly funds opportunities for individuals to raise their standard of living, build successful careers and support their families. Access to education and innovative training creates a more effective workforce, but it also creates a dramatic impact at the individual level when people are given opportunity to advance in their profession. With your support, CEF can continue to offer these life-changing services.
“There was a noticeable positive impact from industry involvement. They can listen to me teach, but when industry comes in, it matters!”
Aaron Cooper, Construction Teacher
Bollman Technical Education Center, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
“Every student who’s finished the program still plans on pursuing construction. There are quite a few students that the program kept from dropping out. I feel confident many of your members have received applications from our students, and the tours made many students eager to work as soon as they could.”
Jeanne Stongle, Career Development Coordinator
McClain Community High School Jefferson County Public Schools
“Be confident, and proud to be OSHA ten and CCN trained. That experience and certification is gold in the workforce.”
BENTA Building Group LLC
“If you can work and follow instructions, there is no way you won’t succeed.”
We’re proud to acknowledge the following companies who’ve joined the Construction Education Foundation to help advance Colorado’s construction industry.
Cornerstone Elite Sponsors
Cornerstone Associate Sponsors
Cornerstone Supporting Sponsors
The Construction Education Foundation is proud to work with organizations and leaders in the community to promote workforce development, while advancing individual careers and the construction industry.