Education and Workforce Committee

Industries represented on this committee include higher education, retail and customer service, healthcare, finance, construction and architecture, aerospace and airlines, technology, and more. In this committee, you’ll hear from school administrators from across the state, educators who are working on innovative changes in how we educate students and business leaders who are pioneering workforce development solutions.

Meet Our Co-Chairs:
Dr. Will Simpkins
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Tony Salazar
University of Colorado

When we meet:
The Education and Workforce Committee typically meets on the second Wednesday of the month of every other month. Contact publicpolicy@denverchamber.org for more information.

Past agendas and presentations:

Agenda: June 17, 2022
Presentation: DMCC & MDEDC Government Affairs Presentation
Presentation:  Denver Leadership Foundation & B:CIVIC Presentation

Agenda: April 6, 2022
Presentation: Amazon Career Choice
Presentation: CSU Global Career Choice

Agenda: February 9, 2022
Presentation: Denver Public Schools Career Development Programs

Agenda:  December 10, 2021
Presentation: Changes Coming to Businesses

Agenda: October 6, 2021
Presentation: Common Sense Institute LEAP Ballot Slides
Presentation: Gary Community Ventures
Presentation: Prosper Colorado

Agenda: June 18, 2021 Joint Meeting

Agenda: April 7, 2021
Presentation: Colorado Education Heat Map

Agenda: February 10, 2021
Presentation: CareerWise
Presentation: CO Collegiate Apprenticeship Program
Presentation: TRELORA Apprenticeship Development

Agenda: December 11, 2020
Presentation: Governor’s Budget
Presentation: EDC Update
Presentation: Legislative Update and Preview

Agenda: October 14, 2020
Presentation: Prosper CO
Presentation: Denver Metro Chamber Ballot Guide

Agenda: August 19, 2020

Agenda: June 19, 2020
Presentation: Executive View of Colorado’s Pay Equity Law

Agenda: May 20, 2020
Presentation: A Blueprint for Back to School
Presentation: DPS Reentry Plan

Agenda: April 8, 2020
Presentation: U.S. CARES Act Implication on Education
Presentation: COVID-19 Impact on Colorado’s K-12 System