Discover Ability. Develop Talent. Find Success.

There are an infinite number of pathways to reach a successful and rewarding career, whatever your definition of success may be. The ColoradoTalentDashboard.com presents a range of data points to show the trends behind the pathways Coloradans are taking, and the successes and challenges Colorado is facing in supporting students and job seekers, and meeting labor market demand.

A little history about this site…

In 2014, our blue sky state of Colorado was accepted to the National Governors’ Association Policy Academy, with a focus on “Aligning the Education and Training Pipeline to the Needs of the Economy.” At the helm, the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) partnered with the Governor’s Policy Office, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Department of Higher Education (CDHE), the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), and the Department of Education (CDE).

Colorado has gained momentum toward aligning our education, workforce and economic development systems to meet the needs of Colorado’s economy today and in the future. We strive to maintain Colorado’s reputation as a great place to live, work and play, thereby attracting talent, while also growing our own talent by improving our ability to educate and train Coloradans for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This requires cross-agency collaboration – an assurance that each agency is contributing to a more unified talent development system that meets our workforce needs and supports the growth of our economy. A system that finds talent: TalentFOUND.

The Colorado TalentFOUND Data Dashboard is born.

Who are we?

Colorado Workforce Development Council

Mission:

to create and sustain a business-led Colorado talent system that appropriately integrates the work of economic development, education, training and workforce development to meet the needs of businesses, students and job-seekers.

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Colorado Workforce Development Council

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Mission:

to provide access to high-quality, affordable education for all Colorado residents that is student-centered, quality driven and performance-based. CDHE’s primary “customers” are Colorado students and citizens. CDHE is committed to providing the best quality education at the best price with the best possible service for its customers.

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Colorado Department of Higher Education

Colorado Department of Education

Mission:

to ensure that all students are prepared for success in society, work, and life by providing excellent leadership, service, and support to schools, districts, and communities across the state.

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Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Mission:

to connect job seekers with great jobs, provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy to help decision making, assist workers who have been injured on the job, ensure fair labor practices, help those who have lost their jobs by providing temporary wage replacement through unemployment benefits, and protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.

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Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Mission:

to advance the state’s economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.

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Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Governor’s Office – Policy and Research

Mission:

to gather information and provide analysis on a wide range of federal, state and local issues that come to the attention of the Governor. The staff assists the Governor in developing and monitoring public policies, as well as analyzing all legislation that is considered each session. The office also proactively assists in implementing the Governor’s policy agenda, in collaboration with the Governor’s cabinet.

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Governor's Office - Policy and Research