Join the Conversation... What's next for CIC?
You've heard the rumors, now learn the facts. Work with us to
identify the most valuable education, training and career planning
tools and resources to meet your needs.
Where we are today
College In Colorado's core federal funding ends June 30, 2018.
That means that CIC may not be offered free of charge to the State
beyond December 2018.
What We're Working Toward
CIC has proposed a shared funding model to partner agencies and
organizations along with the opportunity for those partners to
review, assess and design updated products and services. The
Colorado Department of Higher Education and CIC are working
collaboratively with the Workforce Development Council, Department
of Human Services, Department of Labor and Employment and others to
jointly identify the most valuable education, training and career
planning tools and resources that will meet the needs of all
stakeholders. Agency partners have also been asked to commmit to a
sustained financial investment. If you would like to participate in
these conversations, please contact CIC Director Julia Pirnack.
During April a Request for Information (RFI) went out to many
vendors that may have technology solutions of interest to the
multi-agency partnership and the State. 13 vendors responded with
During May, the RFI proposed solutions are being reviewed in
preparation for an upcoming meeting of the multi-agency partnership
in late May.
CIC needs your support to devise the best possible strategies
going forward including how to provide an individual career and
academic planning system that will meet your needs. Please let
Julia know if you have feedback on the following questions:
- What career, postsecondary and job planning features are most
important to you in an online product?
- What related services, such as implementation training or
materials, are most important to you?
- What are your biggest needs right now when it comes to
completing requirements in the career, postsecondary and job
planning areas, or in data collection, work-based learning or the
- If you use CIC currently and it is discontinued, what other
options will you pursue in its place?
- Is your district/organization capable of paying for a new
product or will you need to rely on grants to pay for any
Stay up-to-date on the latest work and communications from CIC
and the cross-agency task force. Visit our
About page to learn more about the task force, timelines and