As industry is always evolving, education & workforce development must continue innovating.

While there are many organizations connecting students & employees with new and ever-increasing opportunities, these finalists are especially remarkable.

Metropolitan State University-Denver

MSU Denver’s new Classroom to Career Hub program will bring together academic departments and industry leaders to create responsive, experience-based content to meet the skills demanded by employers. The Classroom to Career Hub is designed to prepare students to be productive and contributing members within the business community.

Panther Industries - WINNER

Panther Industries has created a new model for how industry can partner with education to prepare the next generation to become leaders in the 21st century workforce.

Panther Industries was an integral part of developing a new Mechatronics degree program that is a partnership with industry, Arapahoe Community College, and STEM School Highlands Ranch.

Turning the Corner

Kendra Prospero founded Turning the Corner in 2011 to help people connect to work they love and to end suffering in the workplace. Turning the Corner is changing the way teams think about management. They take Fortune 500 training to small businesses and create brand new leaders by giving them foundational knowledge to move their organizations forward.