Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado to fund team member education

On May 3, 2022, Children’s Colorado announced a partnership with Guild to provide comprehensive, accessible education opportunities to team members.

Benefits-eligible team members employed by Children’s Colorado have access to tuition-free learning through Guild’s more than 75 programs from more than 25 learning providers, making it the first pediatric hospital system to offer these benefits to employees.

Programs include undergraduate and graduate degree options, as well as high school completion, college prep, English language learning and certificates. Additionally, team members will have access to more than 200 additional programs within Guild’s learning marketplace that Children’s Colorado will fund up to $5,250 per year.

Project SEARCH: An Employment Training Program for Students with Significant Disabilities

Project SEARCH is an innovative school-to-work transition program for high school students with significant disabilities. The program is dedicated to workforce development that benefits the individual, community and workplace.

Children’s Hospital Colorado serves as the host business providing opportunities for students to learn workplace skills and emerge from the program ready for employment.

To be eligible to apply to Project SEARCH, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Currently enrolled in a local high school special education program or transition program 
  • Nearing their last year(s) of school services 
  • Completed graduation requirements but deferred diploma 
  • Have a strong desire to work 
  • Are comfortable working in a healthcare setting 
  • Qualify for services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and their local Community Centered Board (CCB) 
  • Willing to travel to and from the program independently (public transportation, Access-a-Ride, carpooling, etc)

For more information, please call the Project SEARCH office at 720-777-2752 or email

To apply, please download and fill out the Project SEARCH application (.pdf). Submission instructions are outlined in the application and the submission deadline is February 11, 2022.

Project SEARCH at Children’s Colorado welcomed our first class of students in 2009, adopting the national Project SEARCH model created in 1996 by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Cincinnati Ohio.

The Project SEARCH program at Children’s Colorado has been recognized nationally as the recipient of several Employment Outcome Awards, including multiple achievements of the prestigious 100% Employment Award.

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