CWPT Five-Year PlanCommunity Workforce Planning Team

The CWPT is a major partnership involving Aurora Public Schools and more than 30 community groups and organizations. Members of the CWPT represent the following areas:

  • Higher Education
  • Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Aurora Public Schools

The CWPT is charged with assessing the needs of the community workforce in order to strategically position students for success and respond to changing industry needs. The CWPT has worked with APS to develop a five-year plan that will be the cornerstone for the development of APS academic and career pathways. This unique, community-led effort provides APS graduates with meaningful postsecondary choices and workforce readiness skills.  The CWPT five-year plan focuses on the following areas:

  • Identifying community educational and workforce needs
  • Improving educational outcomes
  • Involving industry with education
  • Increasing employment opportunities

View the five-year plan or the executive summary of the plan here:

View the University of Colorado "Creating Futures" video, featuring Hinkley graduate Edwin Hernandez.


CWPT Partners

Arapahoe County
Arapahoe/Douglas Works
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Aurora Economic Development Council
Aurora Public Schools
Basic Food Group
Catapult Systems
Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program
Colorado Community College System
Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
Colorado Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)
Colorado Office of Economic and International Trade
Community College of Aurora
Denver Art Museum
Ellen Bruss Design
Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority
Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
Merrick & Company
Northrop Grumman
Pickens Technical College
Public Education & Business Coalition
Regis University
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado Denver
University of Colorado Hospital
University of Denver
Urban Land Conservancy
Xcel Energy

View a detailed list of all partners.


Quick Facts

  • Studies show that students with coursework related to career goals tend to have higher educational aspirations and higher self-esteem.
  • On average, students that set career goals are more satisfied with their education than students who are indecisive about their future careers.

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