LABOR DAY PROUD
Emily Griffith Foundation, Skillful, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, and TalentFOUND have joined forces to bring you the first annual Labor Day Proud collaboration.
Together we aspire to:
- Showcase the many paths that lead to rewarding careers
- Connect vocational job seekers to employment
- Help people find technical training to launch new careers
- Champion America's skilled workforce
The overarching mission of this 3-year campaign is to increase the enrollment and completion rates of Colorado's public vocational and technical colleges.
By the Numbers
of JOB OPENINGS ARE MIDDLE SKILLS
Until 2024, 48% of job openings will be middle-skill, reports National Skills Coalition.
AVERAGE STUDENT LOAN DEBT
Students who attend traditional 4-year colleges graduate with an average of more than $35,000 in student loan debt.
VOCATIONAL JOB SALARIES
Many vocational jobs — including Video Production & Editing; Geographic Information Systems; and Computer Networking — can lead to salaries of well over $50,000 per year.