There’s much to learn and more work to be done, but CTE is headed in a positive direction, and its future is bright
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
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
Career and Technical Education (CTE) has been made new again. Touting a 243-year-old history, we can draw upon the story of the first U.S. ambassador and famous inventor Benjamin Franklin, who worked his way into the great halls of our
The skills gap. It’s a ubiquitous issue among Colorado employers. As a CEO myself, I have yet to meet one of my peers whose number one challenge isn’t workforce development and the talent pipeline. In a state with around 3
If you live in the Denver Metro area, it’s no surprise that the construction industry is booming. Take a quick scan of the city skyline and you’ll count a handful of cranes on any given day. What’s less apparent, however,
The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly adjourned on May 9 with notable education victories that will create more opportunities for students to be college- and career-ready and provide more support for struggling districts and schools, among other positive
Just-Released Economic Data Finds Improving Education in Colorado Would Generate Billions for the Economy
New statewide polling shows education is a top tier issue for Colorado voters and employers, alignment on improvement strategies May 15, 2018 – Denver – If Colorado schools were the best in the nation, the state and its economy would
Colorado students need to be prepared for our state’s growing, middle-skill jobs, from healthcare to IT to advanced manufacturing.
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