Can a State Help More Residents Finish College?
With 75 percent of the state’s jobs requiring postsecondary credentials, Colorado looks to boost college and career training
(EWA Radio: Episode 213)
Like many states, Colorado has set an ambitious goal for boosting the number of citizens with advanced degrees and credentials, all with an eye toward filling high-need jobs in areas like health care and manufacturing. In a five-part series, EWA Reporting Fellow Stephanie Daniel of KUNC (Northern Colorado Community Radio) looks at how the Rocky Mountain state is trying to do that: including by encouraging Hispanic and low-income high school students to take advanced courses, adding mentoring for young people in foster care, and creating a community college mobile learning program that brings certification classes to workers on the job. She finds important lessons for anyone concerned about diversity, demographics, and workforce development in their states.