Credential is Essential

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.

There will be 740,000 job openings in our state by 2021, offering a wide range of career paths for Washington students. Most 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 currently earn such a credential by age 26.

How do we get from 40% to 70% and ensure more Washington kids earn the credentials they need to succeed in Washington jobs? Keep reading to find out.