Advancing career opportunities through education
Have you recently lost your job due to COVID-19? Are you thinking that it might be time for a new career? Are you looking for education and training that can help you get hired in one of Colorado’s top industries? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average number of jobs that an individual will hold between the ages of 18 and 48 is 11. With those changes usually comes some type of training and development to get that new job or start a new career.
What is Career Forward?
Career Forward is a program for individuals who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. This program provides tuition assistance and student support from our Workforce Navigator. This helps each participant get affordable access to a college education and the support they need to start and finish a certificate or degree so they can get the job they want in Colorado’s workforce.
This program is supported by the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). Program partners are ADWorks! and Colorado State University.
- 1:1 individual career and academic advising from the time of application through program completion
- Scholarships for college tuition
- Industry networking events and job placement services
- Workshops and events each semester designed to meet the needs of participants
- Job lost due to COVID-19
- Desire to earn a certificate or degree at ACC
- Fill out Career Forward Interest Form
- Meet with the Career Forward Workforce Navigator to determine eligibility
If I’m already enrolled and taking classes at ACC, am I eligible for this program?
Yes, this program accepts students who are currently enrolled at ACC and those who’ve never attended college.
Is there an additional cost to receive the services from this program?
No, there is no cost to participate in the Career Forward program.
Does COSI need a proof of unemployment?
No, this will be confirmed in the initial conversation with the Workforce Navigator.
How often can students receive the COSI scholarship and how much is it?
Each student could receive between $1300-2600 each semester they are enrolled at ACC as long as they continue to be in good academic standing. The exact amount received will depend on each person's financial aid situation.
Can undocumented students receive a COSI scholarship?
Yes, talk with the Workforce Navigator for more details.