Building Colorado’s Next Generation Workforce
The Construction Education Foundation was founded in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to construction industry workforce development in Colorado. Funded by industry partners, government grants, private and public support, CEF creates workforce development opportunities through education, training programs, and scholarships. CEF’s efforts lead to sustainable pathways toward great careers in construction for both high school students and adults.
Our mission is to recruit, develop, and serve students of the construction industry by promoting innovative educational pathways to rewarding careers in an inclusive, highly-skilled and prosperous construction workforce.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are very important to us. The Construction Education Foundation is very focused on making sure that our programs offer opportunities for education and eventual career employment (the end game) for all ethnicities and genders. We collaborate, partner and utilize insights provided to us from associations and organizations that have strong relationships within our diverse community including the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC), Black Chamber, Black Construction Group, African-American Trade Association, Hispanic Chamber, City and County of Denver’s CEI committee, Colorado Contractors Association (CCA), CORE/WORKNOW and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).
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Aaron Cooper, Construction Teacher
Bollman Technical Education Center, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Elisabeth Ray, BENTA Building Group LLC
Steven Heinen, Construction Careers Now (CCN) Graduate