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.
However, through the generosity of partners including College
Assist, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado
Workforce Development Council and Colorado Department of Human
Services, CIC will continued to be offered free of charge to the
State through June 30, 2019.
In November, the executive committee of the Workforce
Development Council approved moving forward with an RFP response
proposed by the vendor consortium of BrightHive, PAIRIN, Ligature
Creative and Maher and Maher. During December and January 2019, we
will be conducting design discovery meetings with stakeholders from
the participating agencies. If you would like to participate in
these conversations, please contact CIC Director Julia Pirnack.
What We're Working Toward
During June a Request for Proposal (RFP) went out to many
vendors with potential technology solutions of interest to the
multi-agency partnership and the State. Responses were reviewed and
Based on the recommendation from the Multi-Agency Taskforce, the
executive committee of the Workforce Development Council approved
moving forward with the RFP response proposed by the vendor
consortium of BrightHive, PAIRIN, Ligature Creative and Maher and
Maher. In order to finalize the potential contract for work, during
December and January 2019, we will focus on the following:
- Further define the platform structure and features, including
refining the specific deliverables for Phase I (ending June 30,
2019) and Phase II (ending June 30, 2020);
- Develop a mutually agreeable operating approach & style to
begin to integrate the teams and interests of identified
- Draft and execute a Master Task Order Contract;
- Create an Exemplar Journey to demonstrate the product to
We will be working with each partner agency to confirm the
subject matter experts, administrators and practitioners that will
engage with the vendor team during the December and January design
Please let us know if you would like to participate in or have any
questions about this project.
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
- 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