The  city and county of Denver's Office of Economic Development's Division of Workforce Development released a study that shows metro Denver has a very educated work force and is ready to respond to the economic trends in the next three years.

Some of the findings include:

  • The metro area continues to possess a highly educated work force.  Nearly 41% of city residents and 38% of metro residents had bachelor's degrees.  More than 13,000 students graduated from metro Denver public four-year colleges and 5,000 students graduated from metro-area community colleges in 2003.
  • Current job seekers are most likely to be in the office and administrative, sales, and construction and extraction occupations.
  • The health care, retail trade and construction industries are projected to have the largest growth in demand for employees from 2004 to 2007.

For the full report go to the OED/DWD site.

Source: Denver Business Journal