Colorado Department of Higher Education
The Colorado Department of Higher Education is partnering with J-PAL North America to look at the impact of an online tool on users’ postsecondary and workforce success. My Colorado Journey (MCJ) is a statewide online platform that assists Coloradans of any age with information on education, training, and career pathways. The program is available at no cost to all Coloradans and currently has over 30,000 users, with growth every year. Users range from high-school students, adults changing careers, to military veterans transitioning to civilian life. This phased project will support data connections necessary for evaluation. As the project progresses, individuals will receive a range of services such as information about MCJ, support with account set-up and navigation, application support, and skill identification, with the intention of identifying a combination of services that are most effective in improving employment outcomes. Specifically, this program will measure the impact of MCJ on postsecondary and workforce success, aiming to improve job search assistance and employment for Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries and high school graduates.