Workforce Development
& Business Resources

Training tomorrow’s workforce is a primary goal of Catalyst Campus, helping to ensure tomorrow’s workforce aligns with the immediate and future needs of the Pikes Peak region and Colorado’s advanced industries. The campus actively works with state and federally funded organizations, and partners with local, regional and nationally recognized educational institutions to offer a variety of technology-focused certification programs.​

Workforce Development
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) provides transitioning service members and veterans with critical career skills required for today’s growing technology industry. MSSA is an 18-week training course, completed over two 9-week terms, targeting high-demand careers in cloud development, cloud administration, cybersecurity administration and database and business intelligence administration.
PPCC offers industry certification programs, cyber competitions, monthly Capture the Flag exercises, and high school and college internships. PPPC has received Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA), Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) grants to expand and refine the Pikes Peak region’s approach to cybersecurity education, training and careers.

The nurturing of startups and unique small business technologies is a primary goal of Catalyst Campus to ensure business growth and advancement. Catalyst partners with state and federally funded organizations, such as SBDC (Small Business Development Center),and Colorado PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center), to provide training for small businesses and startups.​

Business Resources
The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Catalyst Campus offers free consulting, practical training and other valuable resources for small businesses, maximizing the economic potential of entrepreneurs within the Pikes Peak region. Their mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper and their goal is to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations.
The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CO-PTAC) provides expert advice and assistance to companies whose customers are, or might be, government agencies. CO-PTAC services are offered at no-cost through a DoD funded grant program, and the staff consists of highly experienced contracting officials. Our goal is to improve business outcomes for companies working with government agencies in Colorado. We work with all companies able to business at the government level, whether that be local, state, or federal.

Catalyst in Motion

Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)

SMC selected NSTXL as the new consortium manager for the next iteration of the SpEC OTA. Catalyst Campus is a key member of this ground breaking team. This award will broaden access for non-traditional industry vendors.

Catalyst Accelerator

The Catalyst Accelerator has been crushing it during COVID. Our team has conducted two cohorts (Data Fusion for Space Applications, Cyber for Space Applications) and a Tech Collision event. 2021 looks to be another amazing year…please visit our Accelerator section and website for sponsorship opportunities.

Catalyst Campus Expanding

Catalyst is expanding locally and nationally. Our expansions will serve the interagency and joint warfighter, commercial industry and academia alike, while investing in / helping other communities experience similar success of our Colorado Springs campus

The FORGE and Catalyst Team Up

Catalyst Campus is playing a key role in standing up The FORGE at the University of Maryland College Park. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to further enhancing the DevSecOps environment.

Catalyst Campus Welcomes our New CEO

Patrick Barrett took the helm at Catalyst Campus in November 2020. He brings a wealth of industry experience with a focus on innovation and partnerships.