ABOUT US

Establishing Work-Based Learning Education Programs in Colorado High Schools

ABOUT US

ESTABLISHING WORK-BASED LEARNING EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN COLORADO HIGH SCHOOLS

OUR MISSION

To partner with entities that provide educational courses focused on the construction industry to promote the benefits of career opportunities to students, parents, influencers, and educators as well as develop effective job-placement platforms to place students in the construction industry.

FOUNDED IN 2015

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (CSHBA) and The Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC-C) partnered with leading regional educators to address the workforce shortage and dropout rates in El Paso County, and eventually, around the state by putting skilled vocational education back in high schools through Careers in Construction. In 2019, CICC expanded the program statewide to school districts spanning the Front Range.

CAREERS IN
CONSTRUCTION
COLORADO

Is a 501c3 non-profit organization which operates with a Board of Directors and six committees under the Board. Composed of leading construction industry providers in the Pikes Peak Region as well as in Denver. Members of CSHBA and the AGC serve on the board and its subcommittees, volunteer in schools, and provide work-based learning opportunities to students.

THE PROGRAM

The Careers in Construction program is supported in the Metro Denver region by the AGC through its Construction Education Foundation (CEF), while the program is supported in Southern Colorado by CICC.

Each region is supported by local educational allies and funded by voluntary donations of capital and materials. When a community invests in the future workforce through CICC, their contribution stays in the community.

CIC ORGANIZATION

Careers in Construction Colorado operates in all four corners of the state using the Chapter and Satellite model. CICC Chapters are trade associations in the construction industry that support schools by facilitating the program, bringing  industry partners into the classroom, and hiring program graduates.  Satellite schools are rural schools that do not have a nearby trade association or supporting organization. The Satellite schools are supported by CICC.  

 

This model has been successful in taking Careers in Construction state-wide with more opportunity to expand to more schools.  

CICC CHAPTERS

Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs

Associated General Contractors - Colorado

Northern Colorado Home Builders Association Logo

Northern Colorado Home Builders Association

Southwest HBA Logo

South West Colorado Home Builders Association

Summit County Builders Association Logo

Summit County Builders Association

OUR PARTNERS

Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs

Associated General Contractors - Colorado

Home Builders Institute

Build Strong Academy

OUR TEAM

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RENEE ZENTZ

President
719-592-1800, ext 115 | Email

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GLENN HARD

Executive Director
 719-592-1800, ext 120 | Email

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MARLO ASHER

       Operations Manager
719-592-1800, ext 118 | Email

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SYDNEY WHITE

Communications Coordinator
719-592-1800, ext 116 | Email

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KEIRA CONLEY

School Liaison
719-592-1800, ext 126 | Email

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QUINN HERSEY

School Liasion
719-592-1800, ext 100 | Email

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