Colorado Rises: Advancing Education
A credential beyond high school—whether a certificate, two-year or four-year degree—creates tremendous opportunity for the individual, the economy and society as a whole. There are many pathways to higher education that provide the skills, training and knowledge necessary for success in a rapidly evolving economy—and those paths should be available to every student in Colorado.
Colorado Rises: Advancing Education and Talent Development is an urgent call to action, identifying four strategic goals that will help accelerate progress and fulfill a commitment to our state, and to ourselves: that by 2025, 66 percent of our adult population will attain postsecondary credentials aligned with their interests, equipping them for success.
This goal is designed to meet state workforce needs. To reach 66% attainment will take all education providers, not just the public institutions. It is a state imperative but a talent imperative too. Our success will strengthen students, families and communities.