Parker is Home to Top Talent
Parker businesses benefit from South Denver’s expanding infrastructure for technology-based companies and their ability to attract top tier tech workers.
“The South Denver area has developed into an attractive destination for the technology industry, bringing jobs and business to the region,” says Bret Picciolo, senior director of communications for Charter Communications northwest region. “Attracting the best talent is one of the keys to Charter’s success.”
There is a broad pipeline of skilled talent
Denver has the 3rd highest concentration of tech workers
55% of Parker’s population holds a bachelor’s degree or higher
According to a report issued by commercial real estate firm CBRE, Denver “ranked the best cities for tech talent, based on metrics such as rental costs for employees and companies, as well as available tech talent and outlook for jobs” (Suppe, 2018). As such, Denver has the third-highest concentration of tech workers in the entire country, many of them working for startups and companies who have formed within the last five years.
Workforce Training Close to Home
The Parker community is home to several post-secondary educational institutions including:
Colorado Early Colleges Parker is a tuition-free charter public high school which offers 9th - 12th-grade students programming to complete their HS education while earning college credits towards an associate degree or higher.
Arapahoe Community College (ACC) campus offers convenient and affordable access to postsecondary education. It has the lowest tuition among state-funded schools in Colorado and features more than 100 degrees, certificate and technical programs. ACC students benefit from small classes and flexible daytime, evening and weekend programs. Businesses benefit from the college’s customized corporate and workforce training.
Rocky Vista University is one of only two accredited medical schools in Colorado and offers three colleges and programs:
- College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Through its Doctor of Medicine program, the school graduates 150 new physicians each year who are tackling tomorrow’s diverse healthcare needs through innovative education, relevant research and compassionate service.
University of Colorado South Campus offers graduate degrees, graduate certificates and undergraduate degrees to propel leaders and advance careers. Its campus is intentionally located in the South Denver community and is designed for the working individual who wishes to expand his/her knowledge and make career advancements.