Denver is committed to increasing access and reducing barriers to employment from people from under-resourced communities, people of color and workers in industries in transition. We seek to diversify the green workforce and make it more accessible and inclusive by:
- Recruiting residents from under-resourced communities and individuals with barriers to career-track employment into job training programs.
- Paying participants at least $20 an hour to learn green job skills
- Supporting all participants with wrap-around services such as:
- Connection to mental health services
- Transportation and clothing assistance Help enrolling and navigating public benefits
- Resume and Interview assistance
- Ensuring all training programs certify participants in sought-after credentials and provide support finding and keeping a job
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Resources
Metro Diversity & Economic Equity Partners (Metro DEEP):
For Denver’s African-descendant community. Develops: economic mobility, opportunity, and projects.
Learn more Metro DEEP
Colorado Inclusive Economy:
For CEOs and business leaders. Resources to help build diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies for companies.
Learn more Colorado Inclusive Economy
Renewables Forward - A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative:
Offers clean energy companies actionable handbooks to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organizations.
Learn more Renewables Forward
For leaders of job training programs. How to help women and other underrepresented populations succeed in job training programs.
Get Supporting Women Toolkit
For small-to-medium organizations. How to recruit and retain a high-performing workforce.
Get Job Quality Toolkit
Three Pillars of an Inclusive Economy:
For executives and senior leaders of mid-to-large sized companies. Also for small business owners. What does it mean to build an inclusive economy?
Get Three Pillars of an Inclusive Economy Toolkit