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Colorado Community College System’s (CCCS) Rapid IT Training and Employment Initiative (RITEI) program is partnering with Riipen, the leading work-based learning platform, to provide new pathways to the Denver region's tech sector. By combining data analytics and IT certificate programs with hands-on, employer-led projects, learners attain both the technical and professional skills as well as valuable work experience needed for today’s tech careers.

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What type of projects can I post?

Employers can post a range of digital tech projects for either the data analytics or the IT support program. Each project will be matched with a team of up to 5 learners.

What is the Impact Projects program?

Impact Projects provides Colorado Community College System’s Rapid IT Training and Employment Initiative (RITEI) program learners the opportunity to engage in employer-led project-based internships. We support Denver based employers to access top talent and meet your IT and data project needs.

Access our template library for inspiration, or browse to see what other employers are looking for. We make it easy for you to convert your digital tech challenge into off-the-shelf 40-hour projects.

Easily turn your business challenges into projects

Just mark projects complete to issue compensation

Your learners will receive a $800 honorarium for each project completed, paid directly by Riipen. All you have to do is review their final submission, provide feedback, and mark the project as complete.

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Unlock 40-hour, fully-subsidized projects for Denver area employers, building and nurturing their tech talent pipeline.

Impact Projects learners have successfully completed IT and data training and are ready to tackle your tech projects.

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A registered US business or non-profit organization, based in the Denver Metro Area.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

An elected official

Part of an organization that engages in partisan political activities, and/or a federal, state, territorial, or municipal government

Many Denver area employers are already eligible

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an employer project need to include?

Projects should provide 40 hours of work per learner participating. Each project must be completed within 4 weeks. For more information on how to create and submit a project you can consult this article.

How many projects can I submit and how many learners can I take on?

There’s no limit to how many projects an employer can submit to the Impact Projects program. You will be assigned a team of 5 per project. You must be able to provide at least 5 hours of mentorship and coaching to each project team you are matched with.

What if my project requires more than 40 hours of work?

If this is the case, we suggest splitting the one project into two distinct projects. Keep in mind working with 5 team members means a project can require 200 hours of work in total.

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Request an in-platform match with the program

Step 03

Complete the eligibility form

Step 04

Collaborate and receive deliverables

Step 05

Build a sustainable network of talent and support

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40-hour digital tech projects

Remote Mentorship

Test drive talent

Get the immediate help you need with projects by delegating your tasks to learners, at no cost to your business.

Post your tasks and work with participants remotely and directly. We require a minimum of 5 hours from organizations to communicate feedback over the course of your collaboration.

At a glance...

This is your chance to work with emerging tech talent who can bring new ideas and specialist skills to your business. Explore collaborations through fully-subsidized project work and hire the best-fit participants to join your team.

Current Impact Projects programs

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  • Help desk technician support 
  • Troubleshooting and issue resolution
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  • IT project support including system upgrades, network deployments, or software implementations

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  • Data manipulation, analysis, and visualization
  • Extracting insights datasets
  • Data cleaning, transforming, and modeling techniques
  • Report generation 
  • Data interpretations and recommendations
  • Documentation and knowledge sharing 

What can learners do for your business?

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