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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.

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 partnersto 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 June a Request for Proposal (RFP) went out to many vendors that may have technology solutions of interest to the multi-agency partnership and the State. Vendors submitted proposals on August 31 and the Evaluation Committee will be reviewing the proposals during October.

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. If you use CIC currently and it is discontinued, what other options will you pursue in its place?
  5. 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.