From Governor Hickenlooper’s State of the State speech:
We have launched an initiative that pulls together state resources from several departments, with the single-minded objective to assist long-term unemployed workers find work.
People like Wendy Stedman.
Last year, Wendy walked into a Colorado Workforce Center in Centennial and enrolled in the Dislocated Worker Program. A veteran who served this country honorably, she had lost her job working in I.T. and communications systems.
Wendy’s workforce specialist provided her with resume and interview skills coaching. Together, they determined she would be more marketable with some specialized training.
Wendy was approved to attend Microsoft Project certification classes, and her previous employer re-hired her as a Technical Project Manager.
Please join me in asking Wendy to stand so that we can congratulate her on her new job and thank her for strengthening Colorado’s economy.
The investments we make in our workforce development programs benefit not only the long-term unemployed but also employers and the entire state.