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Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness

The PWR of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness:

The Office of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) exists to support schools and districts to help each Colorado student become PWRful, as described here: “Colorado high school graduates demonstrate the knowledge and skills (competencies) needed to succeed in postsecondary settings and to advance in career pathways as lifelong learners and contributing citizens."

To achieve this goal, the Office of PWR supports districts, BOCES, and schools to:  

  • think through the personalization of a pathway through high school and on to college and career for each student in Colorado. 
  • support all the ways students can enter into postsecondary education – including certificate programs, apprenticeships and other work-based learning experiences, 2- and 4-year degrees, military, and career training.  
  • provide resources and opportunities to students on their journey to postsecondary and workforce readiness.

The Office of PWR partners with higher education and industry and workforce partners to strengthen, coordinate, and align programs and policies to support students to succeed in college and the workforce.


Contact the PWR team!

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Upcoming PWR Regional Tours

Save the dates for 2023-24

Grant Writing 

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Writing Trainings

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PWR Calendar

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