PAIRIN Wins State-wide Contract for Colorado’s Multi-Agency Education, Training and Career Planning Online Platform

Denver-based PAIRIN has been announced as the official winner of the State of Colorado’s Multi-Agency Education, Training and Career Planning Request for Proposal (RFP) as the application provider in a consortium of vendors that includes their partners BrightHive, Ligature Creative and Maher and Maher. This curated consortium of leading local and national companies will ensure the project, called My Colorado Journey, is user-friendly, secure, private and accessible for all.

PAIRIN, as the application developer, will deliver a groundbreaking platform that consolidates and builds upon existing tools and resources to help all Coloradans plan for and navigate through education, training and career planning. The RFP requested the creation of “a system that revolutionizes training and education-related case management for both providers and clients,” and stated that “this is a rare opportunity to build a bold, innovative platform that can change the way state government delivers services to its citizens.” 

PAIRIN’s solution is designed to take advantage of this unique opportunity to evolve career success for all Colorado residents while simultaneously creating a culture of lifelong learning. The online platform will allow users from middle school through adulthood to explore and evaluate personalized career and program options, select desired outcomes, set goals and take the steps needed to achieve their dreams. 

My Journey is a new generation of workforce development software that integrates all PAIRIN products and allows government agencies to provide a unified user experience to access any state service along with powerful career and education planning. My Journey is more than career pathing – it can make virtually every state-provided system easier to access and use. Personalized recommendations are provided for each individual based on their unique needs, desires and stage of life. PAIRIN’s career assessment software further personalizes career and education recommendations for the individual to explore and evaluate options.

“We are excited that PAIRIN’s My Journey platform was selected for this state-wide implementation,  which allows us to directly impact career seekers in our own backyard of Colorado and deliver a great example for any state to follow,” said Michael Simpson, CEO of PAIRIN. “By offering residents personalized career recommendations alongside actionable steps and state resources, this new tool empowers every Coloradan to take control of their own future and make strides toward achieving their dreams today,” added Simpson. 

Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Managing Director of the Colorado Workforce Development Council said, “We selected PAIRIN’s proposal for the State of Colorado as the application to unify our career exploration, education planning and connection to any state service. It will dramatically reduce redundancy by unifying state resources and workforce programs across the state.” 

“We envisioned a platform that could help all Coloradans boldly accomplish their career and education goals. To execute this vision, we’ve selected PAIRIN as part of the team of technology, design and change management experts to build this powerful platform.” – Angie Paccione, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colorado Department of Higher Education

The platform will also facilitate direct connections to existing state agency resources, tools and applications for seamless navigation and task management. It will allow individuals to securely share their journey with the professionals, parents, counselors, advisors and case managers that can help along their path.

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