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.
Guided Pathways: Preparing WA Students for Career Jobs
Today, just 37% of community college students graduate from a 2- or 4-year institution within six years. In Washington, the Guided Pathways program is helping students make better course selections, minimizing achievement gaps, and increasing the number of students who graduate with a certificate or degree.Read more
#PlanYourPathWA: Two New Graphics for Students
The Ready Washington coalition has released two new infographics to help students plan their path through high school and beyond. Students can refer to the road map in these graphics to make sure they’re equipped with the skills to succeed in whatever path they choose.Read more
Building a Manufacturing Career: Which Credentials are Essential?
Washington is home to great manufacturing companies looking for qualified workers to fill family-wage jobs. But how do you get these jobs, and what education credentials are required?Read more
#CredentialEssential: The Path to 70% Credential Attainment for WA Students
Demand for workers with postsecondary credentials is higher than it has ever been. Yet, recent estimates indicate that just 40% of Washington high school students go onto earn such a credential by age 26. How do we get from 40% to 70%?Read more