Former Gov. John Hickenlooper was big on equipping the state's high school students with the skills they need to compete for tomorrow's jobs without forcing them to go the traditional — and expensive — route of obtaining a four-year college degree.

To that end Hickenlooper helped advance CareerWise — a statewide apprenticeship program — and P-TECH, which gives students the opportunity to earn a free associate degree in a STEM-focused high-growth industry.

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