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Workforce and Education

Our education system is the direct pipeline to our future workforce and is vital to Colorado’s overall ability to attract and retain companies. Employers are struggling to find talent with the right skill set ready to enter the workforce without significant onboarding, remedial work, or upskilling.

Colorado needs to continue to prioritize creating a pipeline and cultivating individuals to fill the highly skilled jobs our diverse economy demands.

Walking the Talk: How CSU Global Delivers to Industry

The success of Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) is recognized throughout the world. The nonprofit, independently-accredited, fully online institution opened its doors in 2008 to 200 modern, nontraditional students and now serves over 20,000 annually who reside in every Colorado county, every U.S. state and territory, and more than 60 countries. By state statute, CSU Global is ineligible to receive state funds, and yet it has not increased its per credit hour tuition rate since 2012; it does not charge student fees,...

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A Successful & Innovative Model for Workplace Education: Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH)

The IBM Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) is designed to offer a seamless pathway from high school to college completion and career readiness within six years. The goal of the P-Tech program is to prepare young people for academic achievement and economic opportunity, regardless of their backgrounds. As shared by Ray Johnson, IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager over 16 states and Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT) board Workforce Education Council member, “Through the P-Tech programs, partners...

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Workforce Education Evolves

Featuring CAP Logistics co-President Rebecca Kersting through an interview with Workforce Education Chair Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker CAP Logistics helps companies overcome the most critical freight, supply-chain, or project management challenge through its logistics experts and specialized industry knowledge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.  This 39-year old company is a leading specialist in logistics, partnering with key industries throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to maximize their uptime and improve their...

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