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

48%

of JOB OPENINGS ARE MIDDLE SKILLS

Until 2024, 48% of job openings will be middle-skill, reports National Skills Coalition. 

$35K

AVERAGE STUDENT LOAN DEBT

Students who attend traditional 4-year colleges graduate with an average of more than $35,000 in student loan debt.

$50K+

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. 


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EXPLORE

Ever wonder what it would be like to start a new career?

Hear from others who have successfully launched new careers or businesses after technical education.

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