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.
Report: The Path to 70% Credential Attainment
An estimated 40% of students from Washington’s high school class of 2015 will complete a postsecondary credential – such as a degree, apprenticeship, or certificate – by age 26, according to a new report from Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning. That number is up nine points from a reported 31% for the high school class of 2006. Washington is making progress in improving its credential attainment rate, though not fast enough. The state must more than double the average annual growth rate in credential attainment among its students to hit a 70% credential attainment goal set for the high school class of 2030. Watch the video below for more info, and visit credentialessential.com to learn more about opportunities for action.
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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The Ready Washington coalition has released two new infographics to help students plan their path through high school and beyond. Families are busy, and Ready WA wants to make it as easy as possible for them to get the information they need to support students’ educational success.
Why do education and high expectations matter to Washington parents?