DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Business Experiential Learning (BEL) Commission.

The Business Experiential Learning Commission develops, evaluates and implements a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado’s economy. The Commission focuses on three main areas: engaging business involvement in educating and training students and workers in partnership with the State’s K-16 education system, workforce system and related civic agencies; creating a digital badging system to provide the opportunity for students, interns, apprentices and workers to document skills they have obtained in the workplace, and to share that information with the K-16 system to support curriculum development; and leveraging existing resources to create a portal of information to connect students, job-seekers, schools, employers and civic agencies with experiential learning, training opportunities and careers.

For terms expiring June 9, 2018:

  • Stephanie Copeland of Denver, to serve as the executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and occasioned by the resignation of Fiona Arnold of Denver, appointed;
  • Kyle Andrew Sickman of Denver, to serve as a business member from the Colorado Workforce Development Council executive committee, and occasioned by the resignation of Jay Mark Hardy of Windsor, appointed;

for a term expiring  June 9, 2019:

  • Jon L. Kinning of Denver, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed