Workforce development bill, co-sponsored by CAMPC, scheduled for hearing Feb. 25 

With significant shortfalls expected in skilled labor over the next decade, CAMPC, along with AGC and CCA and supported by Building Jobs4Colorado, has sponsored a workforce development bill HB15-1170 (Increasing Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness). The bill adds performance measures to include high school graduates who enroll in a career and technical education program, community colleges or four-year institution following graduation. The department of education must give each postsecondary enrollment option equal weight in calculating performance. The bill also creates an accountability committee (with requirements for business involvement) and it creates a position of postsecondary and workforce readiness statewide coordinator to help students in rural districts get into these programs. It is scheduled for a legislative hearing on Feb. 25.

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