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Since 1994, the Colorado Technology Association has supported education and workforce initiatives, and 2014 marked the launch of our 501(c)3 Foundation, bringing this support full circle. The Colorado Technology Foundation (CTF) leads the network of companies to influence the development of a robust talent pipeline.  We:
  • Bridge companies to education, technology and workforce programs that best align to employers’ job-driven needs and community engagement priorities to drive impactful employer engagement
  • Lead and participate in strategic partnerships and initiatives that bring systemic improvements to STEM education and workforce to scale tech talent development statewide




  • Annette Quintana, CEO, Istonish (Council Co-Chair and CTA BOD member)
  • John Oechsle, CEO, Swiftpage (Council Co-Chair and CTA BOD member)
  • Frank Daidone, CIO, Natural Grocers (Council Co-Chair and CTA BOD member)
  • Roberta Robinette, President-Colorado, AT&T
  • Hillary Darnell, HR, Comcast
  • Luke Swanson, Founding Team & CTO, Ibotta 
  • Nate Burford, VP Technology Services, HomeAdvisor
  • Monica Coughlin, CSO, Colorado Office of Information Technology (OIT)
  • Anne McCord, VP Human Resources, ViaWest, Inc.
  • Cliff Unger, ReadyTalk

 Strategic Partners

  • Stephanie Veck, Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
  • Elsa Holguín, Senior Program Officer, Rose Community Foundation


There are many aspects of talent development, from up-skilling incumbent workers, to new and effective recruiting techniques, to targeted workforce development and youth development programs (spanning STEM to returning vets).  Click here to see the broad portfolio of programs to which CTA can bridge your business.



Current initiatives are largely focused on career pathways aligned to job competencies, increasing computer science education, increasing STEM, and promoting specialized training (e.g. bootcamps).  Click here for more details and support the work by investing time and/or funds through a tax deductible donation today.



Links to programs and groups.



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