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Skillful, an initiative of the Markle Foundation, congratulates Skillful Director Joe Barela on being selected by Governor-elect Polis to lead the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment as its executive director. Joe’s depth of workforce development expertise and leadership at Skillful make him an excellent choice to shape the state’s initiatives to expand opportunities for all Coloradans in a rapidly changing economy. We look forward to working with him. He contributed passion, expertise and energy to Skillful’s goal of creating a labor market in which skills are valued, and people can more easily access the information and education they need to secure good jobs in Colorado and nationally.