Colorado Becomes Third U.S. State to Launch STEMworks Pilot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2015

Jan. 22 event kicks off new partnership and Colorado STEMworks pilot to identify and promote effective STEM education programs

DENVER, CO – A new partnership among The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), Colorado Technology Association (CTA), and Change the Equation (CTEq) will launch the Colorado STEMworks pilot to identify and promote effective science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs.

The project will result in a robust database of effective programs in Colorado schools — and other places such as museums and libraries where learners pick up ideas and experiences — as well as grants to promote and expand programs that offer experience-to-career relevance.

This is a first for Colorado, which joins two other states — Arizona and Iowa — partnering with CTEq to tap the nationally recognized STEMworks protocols to evaluate and support quality STEM programs for elementary, middle, and high school students.

“Talent is the most powerful incentive a state can offer and directly impacts a company’s bottom line. Colorado has one of the nation’s most educated, technically savvy workforces contributing to its strong position in a broad range of industries. Quality science, technology, engineering, and math education prepares and excites Colorado’s students for Colorado jobs,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “I applaud the companies dedicating their time, resources, and talent to ensure every Colorado learner has access to engaging, real-world STEM education and experiences.”

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