Decision Day Campaign Highlights Diverse Achievements of Colorado High School Students

May 14, 2019 - This year the Colorado Department of Higher Education changed College Friday to Decision Day on May 1 to honor the possibilities in all pathways after high school. Whether students attend a university, serve in the military, pursue an apprenticeship, or explore other opportunities, Decision Day aimed to celebrate the hard work and achievements of all students.

Support for Decision Day was strong across the state in its first year. By the numbers:

  • 104 schools and organizations participated, 60 of which are rural
  • 23,000+ students participated
  • 67 Decision Day events were held statewide

The CWDC was excited to join in the Decision Day celebration and highlight the many different ways students can use their talents to find success after high school and prepare themselves for the workforce.

We are especially proud of our apprentice, Ethan Bui, who is graduating from Cherry Creek High School and will continue his education next year at CU Denver while staying on with the CWDC in his role as data steward. Hear what he has to say about pursuing multiple paths after high school and the value of gaining work experience through an apprenticeship: