Inside the 2023 Talent Pipeline Report featuring Caitlin McKennie and Lee Wheeler-Berliner

Dec 18, 2023

The annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report produced by the Colorado Workforce Development Council identifies areas of growing demand and opportunity, key features of the current labor force, and strategies to balance the supply and demand equation for talent. It also highlights the Top Jobs in Colorado — jobs with high annual openings, above average growth, and a good wage.

On this episode of A Seat at the Table with Debbie Brown, Debbie welcomes talent pipeline economist Caitlin McKennie and managing director Lee Wheeler-Berliner to the show to discuss the findings of this year’s report. Where is there growth? Where are there opportunities? What challenges still exist? All of these questions and much more will be answered.

Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.

Caitlin McKennie is the talent pipeline economist for the Colorado Workforce Development Council Office and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. In this shared-agency position, Caitlin’s role is motivated by data creation and collection as an analytical tool for informed decision-making. She supports the CWDC’s efforts to develop and sustain an industry-led talent development network through her empirical research and analyses centered on Colorado’s workforce from both demand and supply perspectives.

As the Managing Director of the Colorado Workforce Development Council Office, Lee Wheeler-Berliner manages the execution of strategies to develop and sustain an industry-led talent development system in Colorado. By forging relationships with industry and public partners at the local and state level, Lee helps to ensure the alignment of talent development efforts statewide. Lee has been with the CWDC since 2014 and brings extensive project management and leadership experience to this role.