Colorado Resource (CORE) Partners is an alliance of organizations that integrate construction industry job training and community resource partners for comprehensive construction workforce readiness and career success.

What’s different about this approach is that we’re working together in a new way. CORE presents the employment platform, WORKNOW to place, retain and advance workers in the construction industry. Simply put, we help people find and keep good jobs. Our collaborative came together because of a shared commitment to ensuring that families living in communities directly affected by construction industry projects benefit from them.

CORE/WORKNOW partners connect over 15 local technical training programs including community and technical colleges, trade associations and registered apprenticeship programs.

Our partnership platform (WORKNOW) builds individual, and organizational effectiveness as well as a collective capacity to serve you and metro Denver families. We base our work on three assumptions–good jobs drive positive impacts for workers and communities, the construction industry provides access to high-paying jobs with robust career growth paths, and a collaborative approach to serving shared customers is central to facilitate upward mobility and wealth building for all.

If you are interested in joining WORKNOW as a resource, grassroots recruitment, or training partner, contact us.




CORE partners include:

Denver Area Labor Federation (DALF)

Contact: Madison Cassels
Work 7760 W. 38th Ave., Suite 200 Work Phone: (720) 588-0613
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Biographical Info

We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. Founded in 1882 as the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council for the Denver Metro Area, DALF represents more than 90,000 union members and their families through its political and organizing programs.

DALF works with local and national labor and community organizations around policies and initiatives in support of worker rights. All officers are democratically elected bodies dedicated to representing the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

Niche Service:

Liaison with LU’s and registered apprenticeship (RA) programs; support connection into RA

Organizational Assets:

  1. Knowledge of best practices in apprentice outreach & retention;
  2. Ability to track apprentices regionally;
  3. Real-time data on apprenticeship or starter openings at local JATCs; Ability to educate CORE partners on Apprenticeship 101

Primary Focus:

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