In May 2016, the Governor signed into law HB16-1289, the Career Success Pilot Program. The bill provides financial incentives for participating school districts and charter schools that encourage high school students (grades 9-12) to complete qualified industry credential programs, internships, residencies, construction pre-apprenticeship or construction apprenticeship programs, or qualified Advanced Placement courses.
Participating districts or charter schools could receive up to $1,000 for each student who successfully completes one of the qualified programs and will be distributed in tiered order. This pilot program is in effect through August 31, 2019.
Webinar: 2017-18 Career Success Pilot Program
The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Workforce Development Council will host a webinar and Q&A session regarding the 2017-18 Career Success Pilot Program (HB16-1289) participation process on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Please click here to register. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The new Intent to Participate and Credentials Reporting form will be introduced and reviewed. The deadline for submission of the Intent to Participate form (the 1st step of the participation process) is February 28, 2017.
Guidelines and Resources
- Career Success Pilot Program - List of Qualifying Programs
- Career Success Pilot Program Fact Sheet 2016-17 (PDF)
- Career Success Pilot Program Results 2016-17 (PDF)
- Career Readiness
- Webinar recording - April 19, 2017 - Career Success Pilot Program: Provided by the Colorado Workforce Development Council
- Career Success Pilot Program State Guidelines (PDF)
- House Bill 16-1289
Please check back in late January, 2018 for instructions and documents for participating in the 2017-18 Career Success Pilot Program.
Participation & Reporting Requirements Timeline
Step 2: Complete and submit an official "Credentials Reporting Form" by June 30, 2018