WHY HERE, WHY NOW?
Welcome to My Degree Matters Colorado. We’re glad you’re here.
According to a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, by 2020, 65% of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. Yet, Lumina Foundation notes that only 47.5 percent of Colorado’s 2.8 million working-age adults hold a two- or four-year college degree. Even now, Manpower’s Talent Shortage survey found that 40% of U.S. employers report difficulty filling jobs. The number one reason they cite is lack of technical competence, and the number two reason is lack of soft skills.
A degree can make a huge difference – in the life of an individual, to the success of a business, and in the prosperity of Colorado. That's why My Degree Matters Colorado is working hard to raise the number of degrees earned in Colorado.
Whether you're a student, thinking about becoming a student, an employer, involved with CO higher education, part of community group, or a CO policy maker – there are resources here for you. So poke around. Learn more. Get involved. Degrees are good for all of us.
Click here to find out about the Colorado Adult Learning Symposium “On the Road to Completion” to be held on July 30th, 2014. You’ll also see videos and materials from last year’s symposium.