The Campaign For

One Million Credentials

01

Problem

Colorado’s talent pipeline needs major repair. Learners are getting lost, and employers are struggling to hire.

We need a cross-sector collaborative approach to addressing some urgent facts:

20K
Top Jobs

in Colorado are left
unfilled annually
Only half of Colorado high school graduates enroll in college

Nearly
74K

young people between 16-24 are not in school and not working

02

Goal

Colorado’s business community is working together to get

ONE MILLION
IN-DEMAND CREDENTIALS

into the hands of Coloradans by

2030

03

Solution

ALIGNMENT

Build a collaborative system that combines labor market information, employer insights, and educator feedback to develop the knowledge, skills, and credentials students need for the state’s top jobs.

ACCESS

Mobilize beyond traditional postsecondary pathways to expand access and opportunity for all learners – particularly for those furthest from resources.

04

OPPORTUNITY

The conversation around the critical challenges of Colorado’s talent pipeline isn’t new, but the pandemic has made addressing it critical. We need to put our state’s students on the path to postsecondary and career success and cultivate a pipeline of workers for in-demand jobs across the state.

THE SOLUTIONS REQUIRE A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT.

THE COST OF NOT TRAINING CITIZENS

for a changing workforce far outweighs the cost of addressing it.

CLOSING THE STATE'S CREDENTIAL GAP

can unlock $12B in GDP - but only if those credentials align with market demand.

THE INFLUX OF FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDING

provides an historic opportunity to finally do something about it - at scale.

The Campaign for One Million Credentials is a cross-sector, collaborative campaign lead by Colorado businesses to address our pressing workforce challenges. Together, we are working to support market-driven and equity-focused transformation in higher education.

CAMPAIGN MEMBERS PLAY A ROLE IN:

Advocating

Advocating for innovative, results-oriented, learner-centered pathway development and engaging our collective resources to scale these programs

PILOTING

Piloting and supporting
industry-led credential
opportunities for
Colorado learners

CODIFYING

Codifying and sharing
best practices and
learnings to ensure
statewide impact

CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS INCLUDE:

Join us in eliminating the skills gap in colorado

Want to learn more about career-connected learning in Colorado? Colorado Succeeds developed a series of impact briefs analyzing many of the programs currently focused on postsecondary credit opportunities and career-connected learning in high school. View our impact briefs and policy solutions.

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