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Free Training for In-Demand Jobs

Ready to start a new career path? Begin your journey with Pickens Technical College and Career Advance Colorado! Take advantage of this exciting initiative and gain access to free training in high-demand fields that contribute to the Colorado community. Take advantage of this opportunity and delve into a rewarding industry. Our qualifying programs include:



Construction Student

How Does it Work?

Career Advance Colorado will begin Fall Semester 2023, and will cover training costs while funding is available. These benefits include comprehensive financial assistance for tuition, fees, course material, and other related expenses. To enroll, students must:

● Apply or be currently enrolled at Pickens Technical College

● Submit applications for federal and/or state financial aid

For more information on available opportunities, financial options, and the application process, please contact our Financial Aid office at 303.344.4910 ext.27733


More About Career Advance Colorado

The program is funded through House Bill 23-1246, which dedicates $38.6 million to fully cover tuition, fees, course materials, and other costs for training programs in high-priority areas: construction, early childhood education, education, forestry, firefighting, law enforcement, and nursing. Governor Polis signed the legislation, which was sponsored by Colorado House Speaker Julie McCluskie, State Sens. Janet Buckner and Perry Will, and House Rep. Rose Pugliese.

The program builds on the success of the Care Forward Colorado program, which covers costs for entry-level healthcare programs at community and technical colleges. To date, more than 3,000 Coloradans have completed programs in emergency medical services, phlebotomy, medical assisting, and other allied health fields facing significant shortages.

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