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.
2017-18 Career Success Pilot Program Participation Process
Step 1: Complete and submit the Intent to Participate by February 28th, 2018.- CLOSED
Step 2: Complete and submit the Credential Reporting Form and Signature page via Syncplicity by June 30th, 2018. The official reporting form and signature page, along with the instructions to upload these documents to Syncplicity will be emailed to the district's program contact person in early May.
Incentives distribution checks will be mailed to district's/fiscal agent's Fiscal Office in late summer.
Webinar: 2017-18 Career Success Pilot Program
- Webinar Recording
- Video of Promising Practices from Colorado Succeeds
- 2017 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report
- 1289 Approved Programs List
Guidelines and Resources
- Career Success Pilot Program State Guidelines (PDF)
- 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
- House Bill 16-1289