logoIn 2009, the State Board of Education and Colorado Commission of Higher Education adopted a description of “Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness” (PWR). Per statute, this description must be revisited every six years and both the Colorado State Board of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education need to approve any revisions.

Description

“Colorado high school graduates demonstrate the knowledge and skills (competencies) needed to succeed in postsecondary settings and to advance in career pathways as lifelong learners and contributing citizens.”

— adopted by the Colorado State Board of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education (Winter 2016).

Competencies

Entrepreneurial
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Informed risk taking
Personal
  • Initiative and self direction
  • Personal responsibility and self-management
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Self-awareness of learning preferences, strengths, and areas for growth
Civic
  • Core academic foundation
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Communication
  • Global and cultural awareness
Professional
  • Time and work management
  • Career literacy
  • Grit and resilience
  • Work ethic; dependable and reliable
Academic
  • Apply skills and knowledge
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Inquiry, analysis, and evaluation
  • Discernment
PWR Handbook

Resource Documents

Resource Links

Lauren Jones Austin, MA, NCC, MCC*
CTE Program Director for Special Populations, Counseling & Equity
email: Lauren.Jones@cccs.edu
phone: 720-858-2825
*MCC= Meaningful Career Conversationalist

Colorado CTE
9101 East Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230