Labor Day Proud

THE WORLD OF WORK IS CHANGING

Skilled workers are in high demand. That means many rewarding careers don't require a 4-year college degree. In many cases, students can go from classroom to a new career in less than 1 year thanks to vocational education

We've joined forces with several Colorado organizations to launch Labor Day Proud, a collaborative effort to help people launch vocational careers and find vocational jobs. 


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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.

CAREERS→
ENTREPRENEURSHIP →


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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Take Action

Get Training

Launching a successful career doesn't have to mean racking up student loan debt.

Public technical schools can provide you with the skills needed to climb the ranks in a growing industry. In most cases, it's possible to go from classroom to career in less than 1 year!

 

Find Jobs

We've curated job boards of Colorado employers who focus on skills when hiring, rather than focusing exclusively on training, education, and years of experience. 

Find the right position to put your technical skills to work! To get started, click on any of the companies below.

 

Explore Careers

Ever wonder about changing careers?

Get the inside scoop! Meet technical education students and graduates who share about their experiences launching a new career. 

More interested in working for yourself? Meet innovators who used their vocational skills to start successful businesses


Labor Day Proud is a collaboration of Emily Griffith Foundation, Skillful, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, and TalentFOUND.