The Colorado Accelerate ED team seeks to eliminate disparities in outcomes by ensuring all Coloradans have an equitable pathway to economic mobility through accessible, relevant, stackable credentials of value.


Colorado hopes to secure commitments to skills-based hiring from employers, and alignment to a statewide stackable pathways process with education partners by the start of the 2025-26 school year. The team will explore innovative partnerships, programs, and policy solutions for creating and scaling statewide stackable pathways to economic mobility, specifically in key state industries such as construction, healthcare, IT, and education, through scalable pilots in both urban and rural settings. The team will have diverse representation across K-12, higher education, industry, government, youth- and community-serving organizations, as well as key statewide intermediaries.