Weld County

Bright Futures

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BRIGHT TOMORROWS: PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The strength and vitality of any community truly comes from its workforce. It’s no secret that a diverse, well-educated workforce leads to Photo of a young boy standing in front of a chalk board with a light bulb drawn on it.good-paying jobs and a stable economy. That is why the Board of Weld County Commissioners initiated the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program.

But, starting the program wasn’t easy. Weld County Commissioners, along with other interested parties, had to pursue a legislative change through Senate Bill 15-82 during the 2015 Photo of a young woman standing in front of a chalk board with a light bulb drawn on it.session. This change put in place the necessary authority to allow the use of county property tax incentive payments or credits by taxpayers who wish to contribute to a
county workforce development fund such as the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program.

Appreciating the importance of trade skills as well as academic skills, our program is designed to financially assist high school graduates, GED recipients, and Honorably Discharged US Veterans in Weld County who pursue post- secondary education or training from an accredited higher education institution or certified training Photo of a young man in  standing in front of a chalk board with a light bulb drawn on it.program.

In short, whether a student wants to train to be a chef, a mechanic, an electrician or wants to pursue an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, they can utilize this grant program to pursue that dream.

We know the future of Weld County’s economy is dependent upon the development of a strong workforce, which meets the needs of not only current employers but also future businesses looking to relocate to our area. That’s why we are so excited to bring this program to the residents of our great county!

WORDS OF WISDOM

Education is not the filling of pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yates

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We believe education of any kind is good. If you desire a degree, we say great! If college isn't for you, we understand. Skilled trades are needed now and will be even more so in the future as a generation of skilled trade workers readies to retire and shortages in qualified people who can take their place exist.
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Contact Information

Michelle Jensen
Bright Futures Program Administrator
email:
phone:
(970) 400-3258
Weld County Bright Futures
email:
phone:
(970) 400-3258