Alice Jackson

The State of Colorado Succeeds

Transforming Education to Will Require Business Leaders to Be Bold Xcel Energy recently announced a bold vision to deliver 80 percent carbon-free electricity by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. We are the first utility in the world

John Heyliger

Partnerships are Key to Improving Our Education System

Why Membership with Colorado Succeeds Works for Lockheed Martin My involvement with Colorado Succeeds is a natural fit. Like many other companies, Lockheed Martin is experiencing an unprecedented demand for highly skilled employees and the strategies for developing them. Our

Scott Laband

Creating world-class CTE programs: Five lessons from Colorado

Last week, I explained why career and technical education will make agile learners America’s future, and that maximizing their potential requires CTE that works well for students, employers, and school systems. In my home state of Colorado, we’ve learned a great

Scott Laband

The Art of Developing Agile Learners Through CTE

Seventeen-year-old Sandra can’t wait for school to start each day. Perhaps that’s because her school day looks nothing like what most of us envision a classic high school schedule to be. Her morning begins with Advanced Placement calculus, but as

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Kelly Caufield

Credential Program Grows, 9,000 Credentials in Two Years

Back in 2016, Colorado Succeeds championed an innovative pilot that provides financial incentives to schools based on the number of students completing industry credential programs tied to in-demand jobs and industries in Colorado. In the first year, there was an

Shannon Nicholas

Business Wanted: Support Talent Pipeline by Hosting Teacher Extern

Ask most business owners about their most pressing needs today and high on the list is finding employees who possess the essential skills required to be productive team members: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Lately, however, a new essential