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In the Nation's Interest

Postsecondary Education: a Forum for Business Leaders

On Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, CED, in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS, hosted Postsecondary Education: a Forum for Business Leaders in Denver, Colorado. The luncheon gathered regional business leaders and academics together for a discussion on the state of postsecondary education in Colorado, and the role that the sector plays in maintaining an innovative workforce in the Untied States.

The event featured CED Trustee Carl Camden, President and CEO, Kelly Services, Inc., who provided keynote remarks and then joined a panel that included Nancy McCallin, President, Colorado Community College System and Lesley DiMare, President, Colorado State University-Pueblo and was moderated by Doug Price, President and CEO, Rocky Mountain PBS. The panel discussion was recorded for the February 3 edition of the PBS series Colorado Quarterly. You can watch the show here.

The luncheon was a part of CED's Business Champions for Postsecondary Student Success, an ongoing initiative that seeks to engage business leaders in identifying and promoting strategies to improve the skills of all students, and to increase the number who obtain postsecondary degrees or certificates that are valuable – to both individuals and employers – in the marketplace.

The PBS program from the Denver postsecondary education event will be broadcast on Rocky Mountain PBS at 7:30 P.M. (MST) Friday, February 3.  It will be seen on KRMA-TV, Denver, KRMJ-TV, Grand Junction, and KTSC-TV, Pueblo/Colorado Springs.  From the Rocky Mountain PBS website:

Hosted by Rocky Mountain PBS CEO Doug Price, this edition of Colorado Quarterly looks at the need for colleges and businesses to work together to best train young adults for the changing workplace. Guests include:

  • Carl Camden, CEO, Kelly Services, Inc., CED Trustee
  • Lesley DiMare, President, Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • Nancy McCallin, President, Colorado College Community System

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