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Summit Links Education and Industry

Summit Links Education and Industry
Posted on 10/29/2018
Summit Links Education and IndustryStory by Shanna Fortier

A recent survey conducted by Colorado Succeeds, a nonprofit organization that brings business leaders across the state together, found that 77 percent of employers say it has been difficult to hire people with the right skills for open positions — applied, workplace and STEM skills top that list.

Jefferson County Public Schools is trying to resolve that challenge by transforming learning to better prepare students for future careers.

“The main thing is the learning experience,” Superintendent Jason Glass said. “But we’re working to change that experience. We can’t do that alone… We have to build a powerful system of learning experiences both inside and outside the community.”

One step toward making that goal was the Classroom to Careers Summit held Aug. 3 at Lakewood High School, which connected education and industry leaders.

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