What if Colorado schools were #1?
What if schools in Colorado produced graduates with the post-secondary education levels needed to meet the
state’s workforce demands?
The return on investment for Coloradans would be remarkable. More jobs More personal income More homegrown talent More tax revenue Fewer on public assistance Fewer incarcerated Coloradans
Employers struggle to find Coloradans with the right skills.
Coloradans believe our high schools are not preparing students for the workforce or higher education.
Colorado’s 43rd governor
has the opportunity to
schools in Colorado
We surveyed business leaders and analyzed the research to create a guide that will help employers and Coloradans understand what we need from the 43rd governor to make improvements to our education system.
is a top tier issue
for Colorado voters,
second only to economic concerns.
If Colorado didn’t have a skills gap, local employers would create jobs and hire more Coloradans.
If Colorado improved education to the levels needed by the workforce, 57,600 more high school graduates would earn some form of post-secondary education.
That’s enough to fill the Pepsi Center over 3 times.