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Skills Report 2018: Assessment of Employers' Skill Needs for the Pikes Peak Region

As the nation emerged from the 2008-09 recession, economic growth fueled increases in workforce demand, resulting in shortages in a variety of industries. At the same time, changes in the structure of the economy shifted the labor force, so that some skills were in short supply while other skills were in surplus.

In responses to these changes in the region’s economy, Pikes Peak Community College, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs commissioned this study to assess employer needs for a skilled workforce.

The study of 260 area employers focuses on the employment and training needs of companies with more than 10 employees in the following growth industries:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Bioscience
  • Electronics
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology and Information

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