The future of Colorado's economy depends on a strong workforce, as well as the industry and jobs to support the workers. We are fortunate, that our state is uniquely favored to attract top businesses, and talented workers are happy to relocate to Denver.
Yet, the Colorado Workforce Development Council recognizes that importing workers from other states isn't sustainable. The focus must be on people who already live here, and specifically, to the young people currently in our schools who will soon enter the workforce.
This week's show is the second in a series on Workforce Development with special co-host Stephanie Veck, Director of Colorado Workforce Development Council. Together we will talk with leaders in work-based learning programs. Joe Saboe, Director of CTE Pathways and Lauren Trent, Manager of the Strategic Partnerships for Denver Public Schools Career Connect program talk with us about real-world coursework that puts students in work environments, exposing them to real jobs long before graduation, to help them chart a path toward a promising career.
We also talk with Noel Ginsberg, CEO of Intertech Plastics, an industry partner working with Career Connect programs and students. And Wendy Nkomo, COO of the Colorado Technology Association which launched the Tech Talent Center.
Tune in to learn more about work-based learning and the benefits for Colorado now and in the future. Our Workforce Development series airs in conjunction with ICOSA Magazine's Workforce Development issue. Look for our online version at COBRT.com under the Magazine tab.
Don't forget our Brave Leader series in the final segment of our broadcast. We will talk with Robin Wise, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Rocky Mountains, about brave decisions and taking risks for the betterment of others.
Listen Saturday at 1:00 PM on 710 KNUS – Please let us know what you think of our program, either by commenting here or on our Colorado Business Roundtable Facebook page, or join the discussion on Twitter @ColoradoBRT.