Apprenticeships & Training

Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to learn while you earn an income.

In this section you’ll find organizations and programs that can help you build a career.

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CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

Statewide locations include Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs & Pueblo

Empowering individuals toward career pathways -- Same day admission, No entry charge

Statewide

CommunityWorks empowers the unemployed and those with reentry barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation and placement. They meet individuals where they are at to help them remove barriers and find stable employment. Since 1995, CommWrks has provided customized hands-on training, immersive experiences and comprehensive connections to every job-seeker who walks through the doors. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills.

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Apprenticeship Finder

Fantastic database of apprenticeship opportunities!

Statewide

Apprenticeship Finder is a database of places where you can get apprenticeship training. It's a fantastic website. Click on the link, then enter your location information and the type of work you're looking for.

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CHIC Denver

10115 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora CO 80010

Services designed for young women

Denver Metro

Aurora

CHIC offers a variety of services in intervention and prevention that address economic mobility, mental health, social, emotional and cultural wellness and the overall stability of the family. They provide a variety of programs that focus on families and youth who have educational, reentry, and community needs. They bring families and service providers together to increase access to community resources.

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Colorado Apprenticeship Directory

Statewide

Start here to find information about every apprenticeship training opportunity registered with Colorado. This directory is huge, so you can start by sorting it by occupation name, county, or industry (the three boxes at the top of the list). This will help you to look at what's available in your county, or by the name of the occupation, and so forth. The program name is the sponsor for the training. Click on the website listed to learn more. A sponsor can be a company, and it could also be a community college. If you find it confusing to figure out apprenticeship training for the career you want, go to your local Workforce Center. There are 54 in Colorado, and they're listed in the Jobs section on Remerg.com. Folks at the Workforce Centers are great sources of information about apprenticeships. Their help is free.

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Colorado Homebuilding Academy (pre-apprenticeship)

445 W. 53rd Place, Denver CO 80216

Denver Metro

Denver

Colorado Homebuilding Academy provides construction skills boot camps that you can complete in one month (four days a week) or in two months (two nights a week). The training is free if you are committeed to getting a career in construction. Most of the training is hands-on in the learning lab, and they provide connections to a career in the construction field after you finish the boot camp. CHA also has a two-week concrete training boot camp, AND a one-year construction management course where you can earn credits from Community College of Aurora. Click on the Get Started button on their website to learn about information sessions. You can also sign up for their reminders about classes. COVID-19 UPDATE: Services are by phone with no walk-ins. Virtual classes are held on Tuesdays.

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Colorado Sheet Metal Workers Apprentice Program (Colorado Springs)

1420 Quail Lake Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

The Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Program is a joint effort by the Workers of SMART Local #9 and the Contractors of SMACNA Colorado. All funding for your education comes from this partnership, which means that in our program, you pay no tuition costs and no fees for the training and education, while receiving books and other educational material and college credits free of charge. You will learn from instructors who work in the sheet metal industry alongside you, and you will put everything you learn to work right away—your career begins at the same time your apprenticeship begins. As an Apprentice in the Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship Program, you will earn a good salary while learning your trade—a salary that increases as your skills and knowledge increase. If you are interested in applying, go to their website located below and fill out the application.

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Colorado Sheet Metal Workers Apprentice Program (Denver)

1515 W 47th Ave., Denver, CO 80211-2339

Denver Metro

Denver

The Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Program is a joint effort by the Workers of SMART Local #9 and the Contractors of SMACNA Colorado. All funding for your education comes from this partnership, which means that in our program, you pay no tuition costs and no fees for the training and education, while receiving books and other educational material and college credits free of charge. You will learn from instructors who work in the sheet metal industry alongside you, and you will put everything you learn to work right away—your career begins at the same time your apprenticeship begins. As an Apprentice in the Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship Program, you will earn a good salary while learning your trade—a salary that increases as your skills and knowledge increase. If you are interested in applying, go to their website located below and fill out the application.

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Colorado Sheet Metal Workers Apprentice Program (Grand Junction)

2980 Gunnison Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81504

Grand Junction

The Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Program is a joint effort by the Workers of SMART Local #9 and the Contractors of SMACNA Colorado. All funding for your education comes from this partnership, which means that in our program, you pay no tuition costs and no fees for the training and education, while receiving books and other educational material and college credits free of charge. You will learn from instructors who work in the sheet metal industry alongside you, and you will put everything you learn to work right away—your career begins at the same time your apprenticeship begins. As an Apprentice in the Colorado Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship Program, you will earn a good salary while learning your trade—a salary that increases as your skills and knowledge increase. If you are interested in applying, go to their website located below and fill out the application.

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CommunityWorks–AuroraWorks

10139 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora CO 80010

Denver Metro

Aurora

AuroraWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started.

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Construction Careers Now (pre-apprenticeship)

3600 East 46th Avenue, Denver CO 80216

Central 70 Career Training & Resource Center

Denver Metro

Denver

Construction Careers Now is a no-cost 4 week pre-apprenticeship program offering OSHA 10 training and hands-on training in a variety of skilled trades and career paths. No experience is necessary and classes are offered monthly and run for four weeks, Mon-Thurs, 5-8pm and each cohort ends with a large scale hiring fair. Call or click on the website to enroll and learn more.

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CrossPurpose

3885 S Broadway, Englewood CO 80113

New South Metro Denver Location!

Denver Metro

Englewood

CrossPurpose provides a free six-month course to help you design and advance in a career. You'll have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential in the medical field (medical assisting, medical admin, CNA, medical billing and coding), IT, finance, or construction and the trades. You'll also learn about interviews, writing resumes, developing professional skills, and more. Call to get started, or you can now apply online using their website!

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CrossPurpose

3050 Richard Allen Court, Denver CO 80205

Denver Metro

Denver

CrossPurpose provides a free six-month course to help you design and advance in a career. You'll have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential in the medical field (medical assisting, medical admin, CNA, medical billing and coding), IT, finance, or construction and the trades. You'll also learn about interviews, writing resumes, developing professional skills, and more. Call to get started, or you can now apply online using their website!

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Culinary Quick Start with Housed Working & Healthy

3525 W Oxford Avenue, Denver CO 80236

Culinary School on Fort Logan Campus

Denver Metro

Denver

Housed Working & Healthy is a culinary school with hands-on paid four-week curriculum that meets Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 3:30pm at Fort Logan Eatery. Graduates of the training receive Serv-Safe certification and a Culinary Quick Start certificate and progress to an apprentice program and employment connections. The program includes soft skills and connections to services, including housing. Call the numbers below to learn more and to register. You may also email Contact@housedworkingandhealthy.org. Fort Logan Eatery is at the edge of the Fort Logan campus and serves food for take-out, catering, and a wholesale bakery.

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Emily Griffith Technical College

Statewide

Emily Griffith Technical College provides the classes and credits you need for apprenticeship training. They partner with organizations throughout Colorado. Not all apprenticeship opportunities are the same though. it's recommended that you call everyone providing an apprenticeship in your area of interest to find out more. Ask about the time commitment. Ask whether they cover the costs. Click on the website link for the most recent flyer from Emily Griffith. There are options all over the state!

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Goodwill of Colorado

Statewide

Goodwill of Colorado provides career development resources and life-skills training those that have justice involvement. Through its thrift stores, donations, corporate partnerships and recycling processes, Goodwill has worked for more than a century in Colorado to ensure individuals have access to career and life pathways that allow them to live to their fullest potential. Goodwill of Colorado offers the ReHire Colorado transitional employment program. An 11-week program that helps people re-enter the workforce. If you qualify, you can get paid, on-the-job training that will help you develop job skills and get a better job. Goodwill of Colorado is your destination for affordable, high-quality and name-brand clothing for everyone in your family—plus furniture, housewares, electronics, books, music, movies, sporting goods, tools, and more! Goodwill is always looking for new team members, and when you work for Goodwill and get the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to something big. With locations in the Denver and Colorado Springs metro areas, Fort Collins to the north, Pueblo and Durango in the south, Fort Morgan in the east, and Grand Junction in the west, there are plenty of opportunities across Colorado!

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GRID Alternatives Colorado (pre-apprenticeship)

4845 Oakland Street, Denver CO 80239

Denver Metro

Denver

Interested in a solar energy career? Call GRID Alternatives! They provide a 5-week Installation Basics Training (IBT200) with a stipend upon completion. Register online. Call or email to get started. Click on the video to learn about solar training. Click on the website link to learn about the great opportunity GRID provides.

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Gritly Tech Sales Training

Statewide

Gritly provides a 12-week online program to prepare people with the tech and other work skills necessary for a job as an entry-level tech sales representative. The training takes 10-15 hours a week and is for someone looking to break into tech. You don't pay up front for the training, but there is a deferred tuition agreement that will require you to pay $278 a month for 18 months if you find a job making $40,000 a year. That adds up to $5,000, so be aware that you are making a serious commitment for the training. Click on the website to learn more. You can also call the number below or email the founder at David@gritly.us.

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Jobs in Apprenticeships

List of apprenticeship opportunities

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce recently created a helpful page of links to find apprenticeship opportunities. Click on the website link, then scroll through the list.

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LeaderQuest–Colorado Springs (IT training)

7222 Commerce Center Drive, #235, Colorado Springs CO 80919

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

LeaderQuest provides 5 to 10 day courses and 3 to 6 week programs that combine traditional instruction and hands-on labs to prepare you for IT certification exams. All courses are taught by a live instructor and LeaderQuest covers the cost of one certification attempt per class. When your training is complete, their Career Services team will help you get hired. People with a criminal history are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

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LeaderQuest–Denver (IT training)

6855 South Havana Street, Suite 230, Englewood CO 80112

Denver Metro

Denver

LeaderQuest provides 5 to 10 day courses and 3 to 6 week programs that combine traditional instruction and hands-on labs to prepare you for IT certification exams. All courses are taught by a live instructor and LeaderQuest covers the cost of one certification attempt per class. When your training is complete, their Career Services team will help you get hired. The classes aren't free, but Workforce Centers and VA programs can sometimes help with the cost. Call for more information. People with a criminal history are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

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Mile High Workshop (pre-apprenticeship)

3795 E 38th Avenue, Denver CO 80205

Denver Metro

Aurora

Mile High WorkShop offers transitional employment and training opportunities for people experiencing barriers to employment due to criminal backgrounds, incarceration and/or recovery from homelessness and addiction. They provide paid training, support, counseling, and referrals to resources, and help transitioning to your next job. COVID-19 Update: They are currently not doing any hiring events. You can still submit a form of interest online or call in for an interview.

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Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 847

5575 Tejon Street, Denver CO 80221

Denver Metro

Denver

If you want to be an iron worker, contact the Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 847 office. The phone number is for business agent Dylan Dalton, who has jobs statewide and the sky’s the limit ($40/hour) if you can handle the physical labor. They don’t require a GED or driver’s license but you must have proven transportation other than public. Their unpaid 3-5 day Gladiator training lets you know how hard the job is. A paid apprenticeship starts at $17.50/hour, with an opportunity to earn $23-$25/hour after six months of apprenticeship if you’re successful and take classes.

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Salesforce (IT training)

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Salesforce provides free online IT training in a customer software platform used by many companies. Their training called Trailhead lets you learn at your own pace and earn certification. Watch the video to learn more.

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Solar Energy International

Paid Online Training!

Are you getting out and wanting to get a great job in the solar field? Solar Energy International (SEI) provides a training program that is either online or hands-on. The program is called Colorado RUN, and SEI is specifically recruiting people coming from incarceration. You can enroll in the "NABCEP pathway" (the basic solar training + DEIJ/career services pathway towards NABCEP Credential) entirely through SEI and The Alliance Center's online training programs. Or, if you wish, you can enroll in SEI's hands-on training courses in Paonia, CO, towards NABCEP Certification and take only the DEIJ/career services course online. You can also enroll in hands-on OSHA Safety training through Pueblo Community College, a partner of their CO RUN program. If you're accepted into the Colorado RUN scholarship program, you will receive a stipend at the completion of the course. Click on the website to learn more and send an email if you have any questions. You can also call the number below. They are very glad to help you learn more about this program.

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The Master’s Apprentice

646 Mariposa Street, #202, Denver, CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

The Master's Apprentice is a faith-based pre-apprentice program that prepares you to enter the trades and assists in career placement. The program is for people 18-45 years old. The program prepares you to work in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry, or HVAC. You must have your high school diploma or equivalency (GED), a driver's license, and be able to pass a drug test. If you do not have one of the above, this program can work with your circumstances to ensure your successful placement. You can apply online through their website or call Jude Carstensen at the number below to learn more.

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The Right Way Foundation HVAC Academy & Maintenance Training

1010 South Joliet Street, Aurora CO 80012

Denver Metro

Aurora

Looking for a career in heating and cooling? The Right Way Foundation offers a 96-day program held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-9pm. If you pass the ESCO EPA test in all section, you will receive a universal license. For graduates, job placement services are provided throughout Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas. You can also take their general maintenance training course to get certificate in CPO certification programs. This training course lasts 30 days. Click on the website link to learn more and send an email. You can also call the number provided.

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Women’s Bean Project

1300 W Alameda Avenue, Denver CO 80223

Denver Metro

Denver

Women’s Bean Project operates a food manufacturing business, while providing support as you move forward on your new path towards self-sufficiency. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary job readiness and life skills needed to set you on a pathway for long-term success. They hire women who come from all walks of life and different backgrounds who are struggling to get or keep a job. If you are in a similar situation, they urge you to apply to work in their 7 month transitional employment program. You must be at least 21 years of age and have a history of unemployment to qualify. Here’s what you can expect during your time at Women’s Bean Project: Full-time paid employment as a Production Assistant, working Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM over the course of 7 months. Program classes such as computer training, budgeting, adult education, resume writing, interview skills, conflict resolution, healthy relationships & self-improvement. Assistance with navigating basic needs resources for child care, housing, transportation, food, medical and dental services. Personalized job coaching and group sessions to provide you with professional skills and support as you move into your next chapter.

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Work Options (pre-apprenticeship)

1200 Federal Boulevard, Denver CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

Work Options provides a free culinary job training program for all gender identities. They offer students the opportunity to learn from professional chefs as well as life skills development, case management and job readiness activities, including mock interviewing and job placement. Their program helps people gain the skills necessary to build confidence, maintain employment, and the opportunity to earn up to four certificates, including the nationally recognized American Culinary Federation Prep Cook Certificate. Students also earn cash incentives each week for modeling employable behaviors. Work Options' mobile culinary classroom (MCC) is a 23-day culinary job training specifically designed for persons impacted by the criminal justice system. The Work Options Training Center is located in the Denver Human Services Castro Building (1200 Federal Blvd). Please contact Kristi Hornick at 970.290.1572 or kristi@workoptions.org to learn more and register.

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Workable

Construction Apprenticeship Training

Workable is a job platform that will help you connect to apprenticeship and other training opportunities in the construction field.

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