7:45 AM07:45

Governor Hickenlooper's Business Recognition Breakfast

  • The Carriage House at the Governor's Residence (map)
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Join other host companies as Governor Hickenlooper awards each of our pilot partner businesses.

Gates Open at 7:45am

Breakfast will be served at 8:00am

Recognition ceremony will begin at 8:30am

Ceremony ends promptly at 9:30am

Please join us and RSVP by February 24th

We know many of our partners are on the Western Slope, another event will occur in Grand Junction at a later date.

*Due to space constraints we kindly ask for no more than 2 attendees from each company. 

The Business Partnerships team, Jeni and I will be arriving between 6:45 and 7:00am to get set up.  Other team members should plan to arrive at 7:30.


Staff will not take a seat until we know we have enough seats for our guests at the tables except for the business partnerships team which should each take a table separately.  The overflow table for the rest of the staff will be just outside the big room (sorry but it's a small space).  We'll eat quickly then sit in chairs in the back of the room for the speaking portions.


It would be great if we can manage a team photo with the Governor and Ambassador LeVine after the event so hopefully we can make that happen during the very quick turn around they have with their next event up the hill.  


Thanks for everyone's help putting this together!  Should be a great event and a way for us to show our business and intermediary partners how much they mean to us. 


Let me know if you have any questions.  Parking isn't the easiest but there is street parking on the West and South sides of the Carriage House and a pay lot across the street.  The Carriage House entrance is through the gate on the East side of Logan St in between 7th Ave and 8th Ave.


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9:30 AM09:30

Swiss Apprenticeship System 101

Interested in learning how Switzerland has achieved a 98% graduation rate? Want to learn about hoe business can partner with education to gain a positive ROI? Come learn about Swiss Vocation Education and Training (VET) system in this engaging and enlightening presentation rom Swiss experts Dr. Ursula and Dr. Uschi Backes-Geliner.

CareerWise Colorado is proud to invite you to an exclusive seminar to learn about the world's "Gold Standard" in vocational training systems.

This event is made possible through a partnership across the talent development network, including CareerWise Colorado, CWDC, DHE, and CDLE. TalentFOUND, the brand of the Colorado talent development network, helps individuals and businesses access the tools and resource they need to ensure a talented workforce continues to drive our state as one of the nation's top economies.

RSVP by February 19. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!


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6:00 PM18:00

Grand Junction Career Fair

  • Mesa County Workforce Center, Business Center (map)
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CareerWise Open House

Mesa County Workforce Center, Business Center

512 29 1/2 Rd. Grand Junction

The Mesa County Workforce in collaboration with Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, School District 51, Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) and  CareerWise Colorado are hosting an Open House for high school students, parents and employers interested in the CareerWise youth apprenticeship program.

CareerWise Colorado is creating an innovative system of business led, student-centered youth apprenticeships in high-paying, high demand fields in Mesa County and across the state.  Apprenticeships will work in paid positions two or three days each week while continuing to earn credit toward high school graduation as well as college credit or industry credentials. Businesses will gain access to highly trained talent while offering a clear career path to their apprentices along with the the flexibility to move into new careers in the future.

Workforce Center Director Curtis Englehart states, “We are very excited to see how the students and businesses interact. This is all about building a future workforce for Mesa County.”

All parents and high school students are encouraged to attend and meet local employers who are participating in the CareerWise program. Additionally, interested employers are encouraged to attend to learn more about becoming a CareerWise partner.

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