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Innovations in the School to Small Business Pipeline

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 11:00 AM

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development will hold a hearing titled, “Innovations in the School to Small Business Pipeline.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. (MST) on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, 8000 S Chambers Road, Centennial, CO 80112.

Small businesses remain in need of employees, particularly in highly skilled positions. While traditional academic institutions play an important role in helping to fill the workforce development gap, they often do not provide adequate job training outside the classroom. To fill the gap, Colorado is embracing new and innovative approaches towards educating young people and creating a school-to-business pipeline. This hearing will explore how schools are changing their priorities to supply a much needed workforce and what policies can help promote these efforts.

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 


Ms. Sarah LC Grobbel
Assistant Superintendent, Career & Innovation
Cherry Creek Schools
Greenwood Village, CO

Mr. Noel Ginsburg
Founder & CEO
CareerWise Colorado
Denver, CO

Mr. Matthew Kaplan
Vice President, Business Development and Membership
Outdoor Industry Association
Boulder, CO

Mr. Garry Edmondson
Program Administrator
Colorado Journeyman & Apprentice Program IUOE L9   
Bennett, CO       


*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

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