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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 interviews conducted.

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 stakeholders;
  • Draft and execute a Master Task Order Contract;
  • Create an Exemplar Journey to demonstrate the product to potential funders.

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 discovery period.  

Please let us know if you would like to participate in or have any questions about this project.


Take Action

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:

  1. What career, postsecondary and job planning features are most important to you in an online product?
  2. What related services, such as implementation training or materials, are most important to you?
  3. 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 like?
  4. Is your district/organization capable of paying for a new product or will you need to rely on grants to pay for any replacement product?

Future Planning

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 subcommittees' work.