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Career Success Pilot Program (HB 16-1289)


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 15, 2018 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.  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, 2018.

2017-18 Career Success Pilot Program Participation Process 

Step 1: Complete and submit the Intent to Participate by February 28th, 2018.

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. 

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Phone: 303-866-6596

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