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, by age 26.

By 2030, 70% of Washington students will earn the credentials they need for career success, by age 26.

Good news

Washington state is expected to have 740,000 job openings in the coming years.

Tough news

Today, an estimated 40 percent of Washington’s students earn a credential after high school that they will need to get a good job.

That’s why…

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.

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The Credential Is Essential

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.