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Through established partnerships with diverse industry leaders, CWEE is able to deliver a job readiness program that is reflective of today’s workplace. Industry leaders serve on our Employer Advisory Council (EAC).
EAC Purpose: Work interdependently to support CWEE in preparing participants and alumni for today’s workforce through regularly scheduled meetings that evaluate the program curriculum, employment opportunities and community partnerships.
EAC Mission: Provide opportunities for participants to receive relevant workforce development experiences that can be applied to promote confidence building, customized skills training and career advancement for participants.
EAC Values: Collaboration, Supportive, Dedication, Commitment, Openness
If you are interested in learning more about the EAC, please contact CWEE’s Director of Employer Engagement, Stephanie Pacheco-Davidson at 303.892.8444 x 315 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"CWEE has helped me build my self-esteem. I feel worthy and inspired to do something positive everyday. Because of my wonderful experience at CWEE, I’m able to share it with others."
– Shawan, Alumni Award Winner 1998 & former CWEE staff member for 13 years
"I sit on many boards and councils but the endeavor that I am most passionate about is sitting on the Board of Directors for the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE). CWEE helps individuals receiving TANF get the education and skills necessary to obtain viable employment putting them in a position to eventually transition off of public assistance and hopefully out of poverty."
– Taryn Lewis,
Board of Directors
"CWEE has given me the confidence I need and brought me some hope through this difficult time in my life. I am really grateful to be here."
– Michelle, CWEE Participant
CWEE has been a wonderful and positive experience for me. I’ve updated my skills and am preparing to re-enter the workforce. It has revived my self-worth.
– Rochelle, CWEE Participant
"One of the highlights of my year is taking pictures of the women and men of CWEE. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the graduates of this program, and especially the Alumni Award Winners."
– Whitney Yeager,
Whitney Yeager Photography
"Presenting at CWEE is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. The participants are fun, interactive and willing to learn."
– Linda Hicks, Premier Members
Mark Genkinger most recently served as the Director of Recruitment at Denver Health and has been actively involved with the Greater Metro Denver Healthcare Industry Partnership for the last five years. Previously, Mark held HR positions in the natural gas, utilities, financial services, and medical device industries. Mark sits on the advisory board for the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) and was recently on the Executive Board of the Denver Workforce Development Board, chairing the business sector committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Division Recruiting Coordinator
Bio coming soon...
Lauren is a Staffing Manager at Randstad. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management with a minor in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies. She started at Randstad as a Recruiter in Bloomington, Illinois in February of 2017 and transferred to Randstad's Denver Office & Administration branch as an Account Manager in December 2017. Since then, she's been promoted to a full desk Staffing Manager role where she is reponsible for building relationships with new clients, maintaining relationships with current clients, recruiting, managing, and placing qualified candidates into job openings including entry level to advanced level customer service, call centers, office support, data entry, operations, administration, management, and more.
Director of Human Resources
Doubletree by Hilton - DTC
Naiely Miranda is the Director of Human Resources for the Doubletree by Hilton in the Denver Tech Center. In this role she is responsible for all functions of human resources for the property. Naiely is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Social Responsibility with an emphasis in Marketing. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in HR Management and Development from the University of Denver. Naiely has experience in the financial sector as well as hospitality.
Aaron is the Colorado Manager at LinkedIn and is responsible for building relationships, partnerships, and expanding the reach and accessibility of LinkedIn’s tools in the state. As part of LinkedIn’s vision to create economic opportunity, Aaron is helping to build the densest part of the Economic Graph beginning with the Skillful initiative; a project that will connect policymakers, educators, employers, and job seekers in an effort to close the “skills gap” in Colorado. A life-long Colorado resident, Aaron graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Colorado Denver and has a background in local policy and politics.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Graebel Companies, Inc.
Catherine Pierce is a Talent Acquisition Manager at Graebel Companies, Inc., and works to find the best global mobility talent for Graebel’s domestic US offices. Previously, Catherine has held positions in commercial property management, operations, IT, and HR. She has led trainings on resume writing, interviewing, and networking skills. Catherine is looking forward to participating in CWEE’s Employer Advisory Council as well as working with CWEE’s participants regarding resume review and mock interviews.
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief Talent Officer
Christian Living Communities
Jan Roth serves as Chief Talent Officer for Christian Living Communities. Ms. Roth has worked at Christian Living Communities in a variety of job functions including Food Service Director, Payroll Supervisor and Board Secretary. She has led the Human Resource Department since 1991 and currently provides HR oversight for over 600 team members. Ms. Roth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Family Dynamics with a minor in Psychology from Colorado State University and is certified as a SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resource Management and a SHRM-SCP, Senior Certified Professional. Her team has won several awards for innovative HR best practices including the Colorado Dept of Labor Top Safety Award, Mountain States Employers Council Best Practices in Health Insurance Management and CWEE’s Employer of the Year. She was a speaker at the 2016 Leading Age Convention and leads an HR Networking group made up of colleagues in the Senior Services Profession.
Accounting & Business School of the Rockies
Joe Scancarello, President of the Accounting & Business School of the Rockies. Joe has dedicated his entire career to transforming and improving students’ lives through career training and employment placement. He is a proud to be a member of CWEE’s Employer Advisor Committee and thoroughly enjoys working with CWEE participants with mock interviewers in preparation for their career search.
Comcast West Division, Sales and Marketing
Kelly Specian works in Talent Acquisition for Comcast West Division, Sales and Marketing. Most recently she served as the Market Manager for Randstad, Manufacturing and Logistics and managed a branch that connects the most qualified candidates to job openings with factories and warehouse across Denver. Kelly joined the Employer Advisory Council at CWEE in 2015 and has led many participant presentations on topics such as interviewing styles, assessments and techniques on how to best be presented in an interview.
Senior Manager, Sourcing
24-7 In Touch
BJ Tindall, Senior Manager, Sourcing at 24-7 Intouch is proud to be a member of the CWEE Employer Advisory Council. She has over 20 years experience in Operations, Training, HR and Recruiting. She has a strong passion in building the community and breaking the cycle many fall into. BJ is in alignment with CWEE's goals to provide sustainable work for those who have encoutered obstacles, have barriers or simply need that first start. She is an active member of MDHI and the Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Development Board. BJ also works closely with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to help place homeless vets, with Mile High United Way, Bridging the Gap, to help those transitioning out of foster care to attain gainful employment and works with a variety of other local organizations.
Director of Human Resources
Marriott Denver Airport Gateway Park
Bio coming soon...
PHR, Human Resources Manager
Bio coming soon...
1175 Osage Street
Denver, CO 80204