Viewpoint: Expanding opportunity for Coloradans by redefining 21st century jobs | Markle | Advancing America's Future

Viewpoint: Expanding opportunity for Coloradans by redefining 21st century jobs

Publication Date: October 15, 2015

By Zoë Baird and Governor John Hickenlooper

Colorado will soon introduce “Rework America Connected,” an online jobs platform that combines skills training with a digital labor market.

Colorado is on the road to recovery from an historic recession and no where is that more evident than in its technology, healthcare and skill trades sectors.

In fact, this week’s second Annual Talent Pipeline Report highlights these industries as some of the fastest growing in Colorado, offering the most prospects for those looking for meaningful work. Openings for physician assistants, mechanics and electricians and computer support specialists – many that require a specific skill set but not necessarily a college diploma – are presenting new opportunities to workers across the state.

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