Talent

Our Work

  • Bridges companies to education and workforce programs that align with employers’ needs
  • Supports programs and initiatives that drive a diverse and inclusive technology workforce
  • Leads strategic partnerships that bring systemic improvements to technology education and workforce development to scale tech talent development statewide

Engage With Us

We understand that your company wants access to impactful programs that align with your community and employee engagement needs. CTA provides a variety of talent-focused opportunities for you and your organization to engage and make an impact, including those listed below. Interested in learning more? Please reach out to eryn@coloradotechnology.org.

  • Host a workshop at our annual SheTech Explorer Day Colorado event
  • Get involved in Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Tech programs
  • Attend a Tech Talent Denver monthly meeting
  • Become a mentor for the Tech Certification & Training Program
  • Support your team with upskilling training opportunities through the Tech Certification & Training Program

Colorado Technology Association supports Colorado’s technology sector by bringing businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies together to explore actionable steps we can collectively take to address some of the industry’s most pressing workforce challenges. We have two talent initiatives, Tech Talent Denver and the Tech Certification & Training Program, that support Colorado’s tech ecosystem.

The Tech Certification & Training Program 

The Tech Certification & Training Program provides eligible individuals the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications through Grow with Google in Data Analytics or Cybersecurity and career-readiness training to support advancement in the technology industry. This no-cost program is for individuals looking to deepen their technical skills, transition careers into select technical roles, or on-ramp into a career path in the technology industry. No experience is required and all are welcome to apply!

CTA accepts applications for the program on a rolling basis and we are accepting applications for our next cohort until June 19th. Please click on the Training Program Application link below to apply. Additionally, if you are interested in learning more about opportunities to support program participants through mentorship, information sessions or hiring a program graduate, click the Volunteer Sign-up link below. For more information, reach out to Eryn Mercer-Niehues eryn@coloradotechnology.org.

Tech Talent Denver

Tech Talent Denver focuses on identifying the workforce challenges businesses face and connecting them to relevant resources and training providers within Colorado. Each month we convene businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies to share insights, learn more about technology industry trends and highlight training providers and talent pipelines with individuals seeking opportunity in the tech industry. We invite industry leaders to join the conversation and help identify opportunities to create meaningful impact across the tech ecosystem. If you are interested in learning more about Tech Talent Denver, reach out to Deidra Smith at deidra@coloradotechnology.org.

Colorado Technology Association Foundation

Since 1994, the Colorado Technology Association has supported education and workforce initiatives, and 2014 marked the launch of our 501(c)(3) Foundation, bringing this support full circle.

Colorado Technology Association Foundation attracts, retains and grows top technology talent to elevate Colorado’s technology talent pipeline and grow Colorado’s economy.

Our signature foundation event, SheTech, is a one-day event for 9th and 10th grade female-identifying students featuring hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alongside professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries. This event provides Colorado companies the opportunity to educate, develop and lead tomorrow’s female-identifying champions towards careers in an inclusive technology-based workforce. To learn more about getting involved with SheTech reach out to megan_c@coloradotechnology.org.

Support our tech talent-focused programs and initiatives by getting involved and/or donating.