In this report, we illustrate how our education system impacts our workforce and economy, making the case for education reform in simple, practical, dollars-and cents terms.
We look at systemic shortcomings and quantify the impact they have on the workforce pipeline, operating conditions for businesses, and the larger, long-term economic consequence for Colorado. We complement our data with vivid commentary from CEOs and industry leaders who provide insight on the skills, talent, and educational demands of the current or future workforce, and the tremendous career opportunities available for educated candidates.
This report duly acknowledges where Colorado performs better than other states and higher than the national average. It is equally important to learn from, and expand upon, the things that work well in Colorado’s education system.
The state’s education pipeline will determine how well Colorado’s economic engine performs.” – Tisha Schuller, Colorado Oil & Gas