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LABOR DAY PROUD


What is 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. 


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      Labor Day Proud Podcast

      Featuring prominent leaders in education, business, and government. 

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      53% of Jobs

      Middle-skill jobs account for 53% of United States’ labor market, but only 43% of the country’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level, reports the National  Skills Coalition

       

       

      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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