My Colorado Journey

My Colorado Journey is an innovative state effort to expand access to education and career data to help students and job seekers accomplish their goals. It provides user-friendly, personalized information to find pathways to good jobs and upgrade skills and credentials. 

The ability to access this information virtually has become even more important in the time of COVID-19. People seeking good jobs in a fragile economy need information about available jobs and a full understanding of all potential career pathways. Learn more about how My Colorado Journey can help.

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My Colorado Journey:

  • Centralizes the most powerful career, education, and human services programs and tools, making it easier for the job seeker or student to access information.
     
  • Aligns and streamlines services to be more cost-efficient.
     
  • Provides a wide range of clear, in-demand options and pathways for students and job seekers.
     
  • Supports continuous learning and skill development.
     
  • Serves business and industry by better matching job seekers with the skills and knowledge employers need.
     

My Colorado Journey and Economic Recovery

2020 has brought dramatic changes to our economy. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, access to useful and actionable information about employment, education, and training, and about how to best match skills, knowledge, and aspirations with good jobs, is more important than ever.

Robust workforce and education information systems, with multiple access points, are critical for our workers and students as we enter into an uncertain economic future.
 

Chart on unemployment by educational attainment
Unemployment by Educational Attainment

As we face historic levels of unemployment in Colorado and the nation, those with lower levels of educational attainment are experiencing the greatest job loss.

Today, many Americans recognize the increasing demands for additional education and training needed to get on and stay on a stable career path. According to a Strada Education Network survey “one-third of Americans believe they would need more education to find a comparable job if they were to lose theirs.” (The Public Viewpoint: COVID-19 Work and Education Survey, April 2020)

 

Jobs gained by educational level
Jobs Gained by Educational Level

As the country recovered from the Great Recession of 2008, workers with at least some postsecondary education captured 11.5 million of the 11.6 million net new jobs created during the recovery.

Moving forward, upskilling will be key to our economic recovery to ensure workers have access to meaningful career pathways and employers have access to skilled talent.

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