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Bill Detail: HB21-1264

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Title Funds Workforce Development Increase Worker Skills
Status Governor Signed (06/23/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
  • State Revenue & Budget
House Sponsors T. Sullivan (D)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Hisey (R)
C. Kolker (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 04/06/2021

The bill creates the stimulus investments in reskilling, upskilling,
and next-skilling workers program (program) as an initiative of the state
work force development council (state council) to facilitate training for

unemployed and underemployed workers in the state during times of
substantial unemployment, defined as a statewide unemployment rate that
exceeds 4%. The bill appropriates $25 million for the program and directs
the state council to use the money to support individuals in need of:
  • Reskilling, which supports unemployed and
underemployed workers to change industries in order to
return to work or obtain more appropriate work based on
their skills;
  • Upskilling, which assists workers in increasing skill levels
to retain or advance in their employment; or
  • Next-skilling, which supports workers in developing
future-ready skills necessary for employment in the
twenty-first century.
The state council, in collaboration with the department of labor
and employment, is directed to allocate funding to local work force
development areas and to develop a grant program to award grants to
other partners to provide reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling supports
to eligible individuals for up to 13 months.
Starting in 2022, as part of the Colorado talent report, the state
council is directed to report on the activities and outcomes resulting from
the program. The program repeals on June 30, 2024.

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