Labor market economists project that by 2020, two-thirds or more of all jobs will require some postsecondary education — either a certificate, a credential or a degree at the associate level or higher. At present, however, the Southern Regional Education Board’s analyses of educational attainment data suggest that millions of young Americans are being left behind in the transition from high school to college and well-paying jobs. Significant numbers will never graduate, and many who do go on to college will not complete a credential with value in the marketplace.
Credentials for All: An Imperative for SREB States, the report of the SREB Commission on Career and Technical Education, offers a powerful solution to this problem: Provide more than one pathway to college and careers.
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