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December 2022 Newsletter

Updated: May 3, 2023

CSP Members,


Thank you for being part of the Construction Sector Partnership! 2022 has been a big year for the NoCo CSP, and we'd like to take the time to celebrate some of our favorite highlights.

Board Accomplishments

  • Established the 5 Founding Board Members

  • Approved Bylaws

  • Brought Place Setting Company into the Team as Partnership Conveynor

  • Partnered with Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce as Fiscal Agent

Construction Con

  • Planned and executed first annual event

  • Over 500 students

  • 15 Public Districts Invited, 2 Private Schools, and 1 Homeschool attendee

  • 36 Job Booths

  • 21 Activity Booths

Hosted Four All Partners Events

  • Approximately 60 attendees for each event

  • Brought in Guest Speakers specializing in Industry and Mental Health

Partnering with Front Range Community College on Northern Colorado Contractor Academy for 2022-2023 Started Quarterly Newsletter Train the Trainer

  • Produced 2 Train the Trainer Sessions

  • Scheduled 12 school presentations

Supported 2 Teacher Externships

  • Neuworks Mechanical

  • Aslan Construction


 

Upcoming CSP Meetings


The next Education Committee Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 6th at 9:30 over Zoom. Click here for the meeting details and link if you’re interested in participating in outreach year-round with NOCO schools.


Join us for our next All-Partner Meeting being held on February 15th from 9am - 11am at Aims Community College Welcome Center. Join us for a panel discussion of the myths, facts, obstacles and solutions around hiring 16-18 year olds to work in the construction industry. Registration details being sent out soon!

 

CSP's FIRST Construction Con was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who participated and assisted in making this amazing event a reality.

Member Connect Construction updates and opportunities for our members!

FREE Civil Construction Academy

  • Nationally Accredited Credential through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

  • Program start date in NOCO – Monday, February 13th

  • Program length is 6 total weeks

    • Weeks 1-3 are online

      • Required Zoom meetings per week

      • Online assignments each week through NCCERConnect

    • Weeks 4-6 are in-person

      • Monday-Friday evenings from 4:00pm-8:00pm

      • Two Saturdays scheduled as Job-site Tours

      • Hiring Fair on final Friday, March 24th

Upon graduation of the program, student qualifies for up to $200 stipend and $250 boot voucher. View PDF Flier View CCA Civil Construction Academy Website


 

Front Range Community College Contractor Academy CSP is proud to be partnering with Front Range Community College to provide a wide selection of courses for the Contractor Academy. This program, designed and delivered through the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, Colorado Community College System, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Cities of Loveland and Fort Collins and the NoCo Construction Sector Partnership, will help new and developing contractors learn the tricks of the trade in construction.

Due to some incredible support, FRCC Is able to provide these courses at a drastically reduced rate. Most courses are 8 hours, with a few being 4 hours, and will be offered at $50 per class - compared to $229 for 8-hour tuition and $129 for 4-hours.

This is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills. It's also a fantastic chance to offer educational opportunities for your team or employees.

Registration is now open. Details listed HERE.

 

Hardhats for Habitat Fundraiser

Last year, the Northern Colorado community of architects, engineers, and contractors (AEC) collectively raised $100k in support of Habitat for Humanity. The money raised supported the construction of Cheryl's new home in Fort Collins.

Now, we need your help getting over the finish line for our 2023 partner homeowner, Sidney!

As of today, we have raised $87,620 dollars for Sidney's home and need your help closing the gap! OUR ASK:   Would you consider a financial donation to support the cause this year?  It's easy to donate through this Link.

More about Hard Hats for Habitat

Our VISION: Unify the Northern Colorado construction community as a force for GOOD. We are Builders supporting Builders.

OUR GOAL: Partner with Habitat and as a collective AEC group - Raise $100,000 in 2023 to support a Habitat home build.


 

IGNITE: The She’s in Power hands-on mentorship program is designed to grow and inspire young women who will be tomorrow’s clean energy leaders. We match young women and those who identify as female (Sparks) with a hands-on project (Power Projects) and a professional mentor (Energizer) for six months in Northern Colorado.


Our new team kicks off in January 2023 and applications are now open for Sparks and Energizers!

Application deadline: December 31, 2022

Start date: January 23, 2023


Sparks: Are you college-age, identify as female, and want to create a more sustainable future through clean energy? (You do not need to be in college and you do not need to be studying science or engineering!) Our program is an impactful opportunity to learn, network, and receive resume-building experience. Apply now!


Energizers: Energizers are clean energy professionals (we welcome men and women to apply) who want to impart knowledge and opportunities for growth to younger emerging female professionals in the clean energy sector. Use your clean energy expertise to pay it forward and make a big impact on the future of the industry as well as our community. Apply now!


We have partnered with several organizations and companies in the area to offer our Sparks meaningful Power Projects in the clean energy sector.


 

K20 Pathways to Employment Report

In a true regional collaboration, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and The Weld Trust, in partnership with Colorado Succeeds, proudly announce the public release of the Northern Colorado K20 Pathways to Employment report. Drafted in response to current and anticipated workforce development challenges, the report outlines what programs and resources exist for learners in Northern Colorado and identifies potential opportunities to support them in achieving career and post-secondary success. The report recognizes proactive workforce development as critical to the long-term vitality of Northern Colorado. The K20 Pathways to Employment report considers insights from stakeholder interviews with school districts, higher education institutions, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development, Employment Services of Weld County, and key regional employers. View the Report


 

Colorado Talent Pipeline Report

The annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report identifies areas of growing demand and opportunity, key features of the current labor force, and strategies to balance the supply and demand equation for talent. It also highlights the Top Jobs in Colorado -- jobs with high annual openings, above average growth, and a good wage. View the Report


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