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 by 2021.

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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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.