Today’s youth are intelligent, creative, and capable. Hiring youth encourages their success and prepares them for future careers. Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) offers several options for business to engage with youth workers.

Youth Internships

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development connects business and youth with internship opportunities that provide planned, structured training experiences over a limited period of time. Internships create unique avenues for youth to participate in the workforce and build necessary on-the-job skills.

  • Youth interns work 10 – 40 hours/week for a total of 300 hours
  • LCEWD covers wages and Workers’ Compensation
  • Business gains additional productivity and relationships with potential employees

Career Road Trips

In an effort to prepare and expose youth to the workforce, LCEWD arranges tours throughout area businesses. Youth explore behind the scenes of local businesses and interact with professionals in emerging industries. Career Road Trip Tours offer a great opportunity to share business culture and knowledge with tomorrow’s workforce.

Youth gain an understanding of:

  • Local employers and future hiring needs
  • Required skills and education to be successful
  • Day-to-day work duties in emerging careers
  • Employer expectations of the next generation workforce

Youth-Friendly Employer List

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development assists youth with employment by providing access to a data bank of Larimer County businesses that have identified themselves as “youth friendly” (age 14 and up).

Visit NoCo Inspire

NoCo Inspire is the platform used by the Larimer and Weld County Work-Based Learning Alliance. The Alliance exists to align education and workforce to increase sustainable community access to work-based learning by removing barriers and sharing resources. Visit NoCo Inspire to connect with local workforce through work-based learning activities. 

Recruit Youth Contact

Sandra Jackam at (970) 498-6635 or

We look forward to growing a successful workforce community, together.