Our community members do not have enough of the skills and credentials needed to meet the needs of critical industries and earn a wage that supports themselves in their families. Additionally, educational achievement equity gaps have remained wide.
|1. Pathways to top jobs and jobs in critical sectors are lined with bumps in the road and barriers to the finish line, such as transportation, mental health, lack of awareness, stigmatization, etc. Additionally, there are not enough stackable credentials and on/off-ramps to support transitions between pathways that extend all the way to top jobs and jobs in critical sectors.|
|2. Public education and community colleges lack of adequate funding to support to learners to access the career opportunities they deserve. For example, 27J Schools is the third least funded school district in the state, despite being the second largest in Adams County and having one of the best graduation rates in Colorado.|
|3. The abundance of data, information, and resources out there to support increasing the supply of talent does not have one central location where entities can go to inform their decisions. In order to achieve the goal above, it is critical to have a clear understanding of how many learners are currently on pathways to top jobs and jobs in critical sectors the challenges learners, educators, and employers are experiencing, and what work is currently underway across the state to support increasing the talent supply.|
Without a workforce equipped with the skills and credentials needed, critical industries will struggle to thrive, grow, and support the development of our region.
Click the button below to learn more about the data contributing to the talent supply shortage throughout the region.
The Rocky Mountain Partnership serves as a space for organizations, businesses, and community members from across the region to work together to develop, scale, and build on innovative projects that will solve some of the greatest adaptive challenges facing our communities.
There is so much incredible work happening already across the RMP Region and the state to increase the supply of talent to top jobs and jobs in critical sectors. In order to support and strengthen these efforts underway, the Partnership has prioritized projects that will increase the number of pathways available to top jobs and the number of learners completing these pathways.
These projects have been crafted by Partners doing work in this space and the RMP Team to ensure they are filling critical gaps and not duplicating the work that entities across the state currently have underway.
|Project 1||Develop a hub of data and information that supports community members to access programs and services and practitioners/policy makers to improve their approaches towards achieving this goal||Learn More|
|Project 2||Support the work of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Long Range Planning Advisory Committee to gather community voice and perspective and ultimately mobilize to advocate any ballot initiative(s) to increase funding for the district||Learn More|
|Project 3||Support the development of an innovative regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) campus that will serve high school and adult learners (Ranum Reimagined)||Learn More|
|Project 4||Expand and better connect CTE and work-based learning programs across the region||Link Coming Soon|
Who Is Participating In This Effort?
The Supply Of Talent To Top Jobs Effort is directly in alignment with the Colorado Talent Pipeline Report. RMP works directly with the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Civic Lab, and StriveTogether to ensure projects launched through the Partnership are directly in alignment with state priorities and are utilizing learnings and best practices from around the country.
Additionally, this effort brings together partners from industry, workforce development, higher education, K-12, and community based organizations, and community members to work together on projects that will maximize the impact of the work they are doing to increase the talent supply. All of the entities involved in specific projects are listed on those pages.
Learn more about this effort, including data and impact, our action underway in 2023 and beyond, and who’s involved, by clicking on the links in the left sidebar.
|Matt Horn, RMP Director of Collaborative Action, serves as the Project Manager for this effort. Contact Matt at MattHorn@RMPBackbone.org with additional questions or to learn more.|