The Larimer County Workforce Center provides a variety of partnership opportunities and incentives that benefit residents and businesses within Larimer County to provide valuable work experience for participants and cost savings to businesses. The following opportunities reach across multiple programs within the Workforce Center, including Youth and Adults. Our goal is to identify the best solution to meet the business’ need while boosting participants’ employability and earnings.
Internships are planned, structured, learning experiences that take place in a workplace for a specified period of time. The internship program(s) provide short term workplace opportunities for participants of the Workforce Center that are subsidized by federal and state funds. In addition to subsidized wages, the Workforce Center is responsible for administering Workers’ Compensation coverage and associated costs.
The participants’ skills, knowledge and abilities vary from those just entering the workforce to an experienced participant looking to gain additional knowledge and skills. The Internship Coordinator acts as a liaison to ensure the internship is a good match for the participant and employer.
Community Service Partnership
A Community Service experience is an opportunity for participants to volunteer at your business location. The volunteer typically assists with routine tasks that require little or no training. The time period is limited and flexible and is in exchange for a benefit the participant is receiving.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) can help job seekers build the specialized skills necessary to your company’s operations. You as the employer conduct the training while the new employee learns at your work site, with your equipment and alongside your more experienced workers. OJT will generally be the primary method used for broadening employee skills and increasing productivity. It is particularly appropriate for developing proficiency skills unique to an employee’s job. Through this program, businesses may be reimbursed up to 50% of the new employee’s wages while they are in training.