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

Earning a credential after high school is the key to accessing a vast array of career and advancement opportunities in Washington.

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

This spring brought the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented economic disruption, and a much-needed public conversation about racial equity. The Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning are committed to playing a collaborative and productive role as we move forward, together. This report shares lessons from the Great Recession; shines a light on those individuals who are most vulnerable in the economic wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (namely, people of color, young workers, and those with only a high school education); and begins to examine policy options and opportunities to build a better Washington. It highlights clear steps Washington schools and the state can take to ensure education quality and rigor during the pandemic, make up for pandemic-related setbacks, address inequities, and knock down barriers to credential attainment.