Most of the 740,000 job openings our state will have by 2021 will be filled by workers with postsecondary credentials, such as a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, an industry certificate or an apprenticeship. People who like working with their hands and understanding how things work are a great fit for manufacturing jobs. In a new video, employees from Fluke Corporation explain how to build a manufacturing career.
Washington state is expected to have 740,000 job openings by 2021.
Today, an estimated 40 percent of Washington’s students earn a credential after high school that they will need to get a good job.
Partnership for Learning is leading the conversation about policy actions and implementation that will enable more Washington youth to successfully pursue careers and opportunities in their home state.
With more than 740,000 job openings coming to Washington state, a wide range of career paths are open to Washington students. Most of those projected openings will be filled by workers with a postsecondary credential—such as a degree, apprenticeship, or certificate. But, only 40% of Washington’s high school students earn such a credential by age 26.
We’re working to ensure that, by the high school class of 2030, 70% of Washington students will earn the credentials they need for career success. Learn more here.
Our Focus Areas
Increase the number of students who pursue and complete credentials after high school that will enable them to secure the career of their choice.
College and Career Readiness
Prepare Washington students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed in college, an apprenticeship, or other training after high school.
Career Awareness in WA
Increase student awareness and understanding about the career opportunities available in Washington and the education they’ll need to succeed.
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Washington’s middle and high school students will graduate into an economy full of opportunity, with more than 740,000 job openings coming in the next five years.