Kelly Caufield

Introducing the Bill that’s Reimagining High School

Now is the time for Coloradans to reimagine the high school experience. Through the Successful High School Transitions bill (SB21-106) introduced by Senator James Coleman (D), Senator Kevin Priola (R), Rep. Barbara McLachlan (D), and Rep. Mark Baisley (R), Colorado

Shannon Nicholas

Gov. Polis’ RISE Fund Recipients Align with Vision 2030

Earlier this month, Governor Polis announced the first round of Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Education Fund awardees. The $32.7 million fund supports high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public institutions of higher education to address the learning challenges

Brad Revare

HomeAdvisor Report Uncovers Need for Career-Connected Learning

Employees in the skilled trades, like home service professionals, are shown to experience high job satisfaction and career growth, and they are considered a vital part of the U.S. economy. However, these industries are facing a shortage of qualified workers.

Colorado Succeeds

5 Tips for Community Colleges Developing Industry Partnerships

On September 9, Scott Laband, President of Colorado Succeeds, participated on a panel discussion with the Colorado Community College System Board and college presidents focused on the ways in which community colleges can partner with business to give their students

Erin Kerr

Homegrown Talent Initiative Awards $750,000 for Program Implementation

Career-Connected Learning Opportunities Rooted in Rural Communities For the past year, rural communities across Colorado have been working on setting a new vision for their students and local economies. Community design teams made up of superintendents, business leaders, educators, students,

College Credit for Work Experience Signing
Kelly Caufield

College Credit for Work Experience Changes the Game 

Colorado students and workers will now have more opportunities to receive college credit for qualified work experience. HB20-1002, College Credit for Work Experience, which was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Jared Polis, will allow students and members of the current workforce to

Brad Revare

Work-Based Learning Continues Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many changes to Colorado’s education system, and work-based learning is no exception. Whether it’s internships, apprenticeships, or credential attainment, students, schools, and businesses are finding innovative ways to navigate and ensure work-based learning still works for learners

Erin Parks

Better Building Blocks to Close Colorado’s Skills Gap

Four years after it was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper, the pilot is now more commonly known as the Career Development Incentive Program (CDIP). Over three years, the program has received requests for nearly 16,000 eligible incentives earned by students.