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Tech Talent Initiatives



The Markle Foundation launched Skillful in March 2016 to use technology to connect and support job seekers, employers, and educators in a modern, digital labor market. By building a network of national and local partners and scalable technology tools, Skillful connects individuals to career and education opportunities and employers to a more qualified workforce. And education providers will be able to respond to employer needs and better help their students advance their careers.  We continue to partner on increasing competency-based hiring, credentialing and assessment and curriculum alignment.


White House TechHire Initiative


Let's rapidly train and place more Coloradans to fill open tech jobs! There are over 250 million job openings in information technology fields like software development, network administration, and cyber security in the U.S. today.  Representative Dan Pabon Colorado, the Colorado Technology Association, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Workforce Development Council.  In March 2015, President Obama Announced Colorado Included in Effort and Call to Action to Give Americans Pathways to Well-Paying Technology to learn more.


Colorado STEM Education Roadmap


Led by the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), the Roadmap is a collaboration of various stakeholders coming together to define a plan that will bring the vision for STEM education in Colorado into focus. The vision that Colorado will be the most innovative state in the country in growing a local talent pipeline by ensuring all learners have the STEM education and experiences needed to succeed in an innovative economy. CTA's role in these efforts is working to engage employers in meaningful partnerships with education to fill the talent pipeline for Colorado's technology economy.

Colorado was also recently selected to participate in the STEM Ecosystem Initiative, see for more details. 

Compute Colorado is another Colorado STEM initiative through partnership of CEI and CTA.  Contact to learn more.



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