DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - The Emily Griffith Technical College has an annual $62.3 million economic impact on the Denver region, according to a new economic analysis report produced by Denver-based BBC Research & Consulting.
"Emily Griffith has been doing of this for 100 years," said Jeff Barratt, executive director of the college. "People don't realize the impact of these middle-skill jobs and how important they are to the Colorado. We train people with short-term training to get them jobs right away because they need those jobs to produce income for their families."
The report, measured by looking at the earnings gains of the average 7,000 students who attend the school annually, found that EGTC coursework resulted in $42.5 million in increased student earnings. The resulting economic and human capital impact over the course of the past 10 years adds up to a total $2.2 billion in economic impact, the report says.
"I know we've had an impact on Denver, but we needed to prove it," Barratt said. "[The report] not only helps validate the type of training that technical schools do, but it also validates those middle-skill jobs.
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