The current talent pool—availability of qualified and high quality talent to grow the companies in the industry.
The development of the future talent pool—availability of high quality and dynamic post secondary programs (universities, colleges, applied technical colleges, workforce centers) preparing and/or retraining students and workers to participate in the industry workforce.
Entrepreneurial training focused on developing new ventures within the industry.
Did you know?
Technology is one Colorado’s most thriving industries. This industry is not only the engine for a multitude of other successful industries in Colorado, but according to the recent Cyberstates 2011 report from the Tech America Foundation, Colorado has the third-highest concentration of high-tech workers in the country just behind Virginia and Massachusetts. There are 172,600 high-tech workers in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment with an average salary of $90,800, (96% above the average private-sector salary). The state’s high-tech payroll = more than $14 billion.