Colorado Springs is home to top-notch higher education institutions that continually produce a steadfast, growing workforce. With more than 38 percent of the population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, and some of the nation’s top veterans transitioning into the workforce, the region’s talent raises the bar.
Colorado’s second-largest city is a one-hour drive from Denver, allowing employers access to a diverse pool of qualified professionals. And with the unbeatable quality of life to sweeten the deal, it’s easy for businesses to retain and recruit talent.
Home to some of the nation’s top-performers in higher education, the Pikes Peak region prepares students for jobs in a variety of industries — from aerospace to healthcare.
Higher education facilities located within the region include:
With some of the nation’s leading military institutions, including the United Sates Air Force Academy, and military bases such as Fort Carson, veterans contribute significantly to the Colorado Springs’ workforce. Bringing leadership, dedication and critical skills to the table, these leaders served their country, and are contributing to the region’s bottom line.
A variety of workforce training programs are available to veterans through the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, including transition assistance, job development career assessment and more.
To help local companies stay competitive, the region offers many workforce training options.
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects businesses with work-ready job seekers who have ties to private institutions, community colleges and higher-education institutions.
The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC works with private providers as well to ensure businesses have access to multiple training options.
|Salt Lake City, UT||44.4||87.5|
|COLORADO SPRINGS, CO||37.8||93.4|
|Los Angeles, CA||32.5||75.9|
|Las Vegas, NV||22.4||83.5|
|L/O Code||Colorado Springs||75-Mile Radius|
|11 - Management Occ||1,558||4,946|
|13 - Business/Finance||750||2,448|
|15 - Computer/Math||893||2,451|
|17 - Architect/Engineer||361||1,013|
|19 - Science Occupations||123||481|
|21 - Comm & Social Service||396||1,030|
|23 - Legal Occupations||97||335|
|25 - Education & Library||484||1,326|
|27 - Arts, Sports, Media||468||1,450|
|29 - Healthcare Practice||342||860|
|31 - Healthcare Support||542||1,376|
|33 - Protective Services||371||836|
|35 - Food Prep & Service||1,355||3,273|
|37 - Cleaning & Bldg Maintenance||656||1,688|
|39 - Personal Care||374||970|
|41 - Sales & Related||1,608||4,512|
|43 - Office & Admin Support||2,826||8,092|
|45 - Farm, Fish, Forest||119||288|
|47 - Construct & Extract||999||2,793|
|49 - Install, Maint, Repair||596||1,395|
|51 - Production||720||1,896|
|53 - Transportation||675||1,816|
|55 - Military Occupations||30||46|
|Total Itemized Applicants||16,343||45,321|
|2017 Forecast||30 Minutes|
|1 hour drive
|0 - 19 years||191,495||340,870||939,564|
|20 - 44 years||244,503||406,247||1,262,589|
|45 - 64 years||181,906||331,272||937,262|
|Per Capita Income||$33,212||$35,487||$35,926|
|Median Household Income||$63,823||$69,422||$65,310|