Senior policy analyst Frank Waterous testified in favor of House Bill 13-1005 today before the House Education Committee.
This bill would create a pilot program that would combine adult basic-education coursework with post-secondary skills training – an effort aimed at helping low-literacy working-age adult students "acquire the educational and technical skills they need for successful participation in the 21st century workforce," Waterous testified. The pilot program is based on a successful education model used in other states.
The Skills for Jobs Act is good public policy that will help match the needs of Colorado's businesses with the training and skills provided by the state's post-secondary education and workforce-development programs.
Policy analyst Frank Waterous testified in favor of the legislation (HB 12-1061), which also was supported by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Interwest Energy Alliance, among others. CACI said HB 1061 is a "common-sense bill."