Mile High WorkShop, an innovative job training program that helps disadvantaged people learn employable skills, is expanding. The workshop, which launched in 2014, is expanding into a 13,000-square-foot space where other businesses will have an opportunity to rent space.
"A larger space will allow us to grow our business and increase our ability to employ and train members of our community who are rebuilding from prison, addictions and homelessness," says Mile High WorkShop
Director Andy Magel. "The additional square footage provides room to partner with innovative businesses in town while furthering our job-creation mission."
Magel says Mile High Workshop will share the new location with Bud's Warehouse
. Local businesses and makers can rent the space on a sliding scale. If the business uses Mile High WorkShop's employees and their services, which include woodworking, laser engraving, packaging and assembly services, they can get lower rent.
The workshop already has more than 20 partners, including furniture making for Relevant ReUse
and Old Wood Soul
. It also manufactures pillows for V&R Naturals
and makes camera accessories for Artisan Obscura
, among others.
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