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Work Group Objectives

  • Identify opportunities, challenges, and best/promising practices.
  • Develop implementation recommendations.
  • Explore and outline resources and tools.
  • Align skills, abilities, and knowledge that are valued by business, industry, and higher education.
  • Outline systematic pathways for students to explore and develop these skills.
  • Identify stakeholder connections and messages.
  • Maintain a written record of implementation recommendations, tools and resources, best/promising practices, and relevant discussions

Work Group Members

  • Michael Bautista, Aurora Public Schools
  • Tara Bell, CCCS
  • Joan Bludron, Boulder Valley School District
  • Michelle Camacho Liu, CDE
  • Tisha Corbett, Emily Griffith
  • Rob Daugherty, James Irwin Charter Schools
  • Lynn Fair, Aurora Public Schools
  • Scott Fast, Accenture
  • Fred Franko, CDLE
  • Jennifer Girven, CCCS
  • Danielle Glover, Colorado Manufacturing Initiative
  • Kathy Hanson, Poudre School District
  • Elise Hauer, Vantage Point High School
  • Sarah Heath, Jefferson County Schools
  • Tim Heaton, Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association
  • Amanda Hildebrandt, College in Colorado
  • Jennifer Hill, Rangely RE-4 Schools
  • Debra Hodson, Goal Academy
  • Rebecca Holmes, CDE

  • Jennifer Jirous, CCCS
  • Kevin Kleckler, Hayden School District
  • Maragert Kirckpatrick, CDE
  • Mimi Leonard, Littleton Public Schools
  • Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association
  • Mel Otero, Pueblo District 70
  • Patrick Pratt, Colorado Manufacturing Initiative
  • Matt Pickering, ACT
  • MaryAnn Roe, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
  • Joe Saboe, Denver Public Schools
  • Rick Sciacca, La Veta School District
  • Jay Seller, Horizon High School
  • Scott Stump, CCCS
  • Meaghan Sullivan, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain Inc.
  • Lauren Victor, Department of Higher Education
  • Hillary Wimmer, Mountain Range High School
  • Mike Womochil, CCCS
  • Randy Zila, Centennial BOCES

Work Group Timeline

  • 1st Meeting: February 7th, 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903
  • 2nd Meeting: March 13th, 2014, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, virtual
  • 3rd Meeting: May 30, 2014, 9:00am - 2:00pm, CCCS System Offices
  • 4th Meeting: July 2014
  • 5th Meeting: Aug/Sept 2014
  • 6th Meeting: Oct/Nov 2014

Meeting Resources

February 2014

 March 2014

May 2014


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Please send questions or requests for more information to: Misti Ruthven

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