A solid workforce is crucial to business. In Adams County, an unprecedented partnership exists to create and ensure a skilled workforce pipeline for existing and relocating businesses.
Adams County’s K-12 school districts, Front Range Community College, Community College of Aurora, Morgan Community College, the Adams County Workforce and Business Center, Adams County Economic Development and area employers are working in partnership to grow the investment in and transform the focus of education.
To that end, the Adams County Education Consortium, an affiliate agency to Adams County Economic Development, functions as a bridge between business and education throughout the county.
The Consortium works to increase program development for needed and emerging occupations in the region. Employers are given the opportunity to directly contribute to career and industry awareness through programs and events for students, educators, and community members of all ages. Students of all ages are given industry-approved training and relevance in instruction. They are better able to see their many options after graduation and know they possess the skills needed to take advantage of these opportunities.
During the 2017-2018 school year, Adams County School Districts enrolled 81,036 students in K-12. The districts student enrollment numbers are:
|Adams 12 Five Star Schools||37,752|
|Westminster Public Schools||8,770|
*Colorado Department of Education, 2017-2018 Pupil Membership by District and County
The Colorado Community College System comprises the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 116,000 students annually.
- Career and academic programs in 13 state community colleges.
- Career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.
- 1,200 secondary programs.
- 800 postsecondary programs.
Front Range Community College, the largest in the system, has campus locations in Westminster, Boulder County, Larimer and Brighton. Additional Information about Front Range Community College can be found at:
Also serving Adams County are Community College of Aurora, Morgan Community College and Community College of Denver. Programs introduced at the high school level which offer college credit are available throughout the county. Employer-requested training and development programs are also available.
Matriculation programs exist between the community colleges serving Adams County and the Universities in the metro region. Higher educational resources encompass a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs at 12 public and private four-year colleges and universities, including world-class research institutions like the University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University.
A partnership with the Adams County Workforce and Business Center, provides valuable services designed to assist companies in successfully recruiting highly trained and qualified employees.
Employers have access to a diverse set of resources and expertise that can be customized to meet their workforce needs. Some of these services include:
- Recruiting, prescreening and personnel services
- Job fairs
- Job postings
- Customized training and supportive services
- Federal bonding services and tax credits may be available
Businesses can extend the reach of their human resources departments by utilizing additional sources for employee recruitment, prescreening, retention and job-specific training.
The Business Services team can help employers hire the qualified employees they need today and assist with the implementation of a customized plan to retain and advance their staff. Services available are provided at no cost to employers and job seekers.
Some key links to Adams County’s workforce resources include: