Longmont EDP, CareerWise team for youth apprentice program
The Longmont Economic Development Partnership is working with CareerWise Colorado to help local business owners find youth apprentices for hard-to-fill jobs, and give local students job training opportunities that can turn into early career options.
The new partnership, which was announced Friday, gives a meaningful role to the city’s economic development organization and other stakeholders in the long-term growth of modern youth apprenticeships as a workforce solution for Longmont industry.
Innovative workforce development is a priority for Longmont EDP. The city needs to recruit and retain talent and develop a “future-responsive talent infrastructure” as part of Longmont’s updated economic development strategy, Jessica Erickson, president and CEO of Longmont Economic Development Partnership, said in a news release.