Ready for a career change? Take the first step with Emily Griffith Technical College and Career Advance Colorado!
Thanks to this state program, you can get free training in rewarding fields that move Colorado forward.

How does it work?

Starting in August 2023, students who enroll in CAD-BIM, HVAC, Welding 1 and Welding 2, Nurse Assisting or Practical Nursing programs will have their tuition, fees, course materials, and other costs covered while funding is available.

To enroll, you must apply for federal (use school code 005596) and/or state financial aid and also complete the General Scholarship Application. Contact Financial Aid to discuss your options and application steps.

More About Career Advance Colorado

Career Advance Colorado is funded through House Bill 23-1246, which dedicates $38.6 million to fully cover enrollment costs for training programs in sectors with significant workforce shortages. The bill was signed by Gov. Jared Polis in May 2023 and sponsored by Colorado House Speaker Julie McCluskie, Sens. Janet Buckner and Perry Will, and Rep. Rose Pugliese.

The program builds on the success of the Care Forward Colorado program, which has already trained thousands of Coloradans for entry-level healthcare positions. The Care Forward Colorado program will run concurrently with Career Advance Colorado as program funding is available.

Construction workers wearing helmets observing building
Nursing student using stethoscope on mannequin patient
interested in more healthcare careers?

The state’s Care Forward Colorado program may be available to you to cover all tuition, fees, and course material
costs for short-term healthcare training programs. Visit the webpage to learn more.

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