Postsecondary Success

Earning a credential after high school is the key to accessing a vast array of career and advancement opportunities in Washington. Our state is expected to have 740,000 job openings by 2021, the majority of which will be filled by workers who earn a credential after high school. We want Washington kids to be prepared to compete for and succeed in those positions. Through partnerships, research, and policy efforts, we work to increase the number of Washington students who pursue and complete a credential by age 26 that will enable them to secure the career of their choice.

 

Partnerships

We work with leaders and advocates from education, business, labor, and community-based organizations to enable more Washington students to enroll in and complete a credential after high school. Through statewide public policy efforts, communications outreach, and participation in the College Promise Coalition, we share information about and work to advance research-based strategies to help students successfully navigate a path through postsecondary education and training.

Research and Policy

We conduct careful research and analysis of best practices from around the country to form policy recommendations that will enable more Washington students to achieve credentials after high school. We are pursuing the highest leverage opportunities available to reach our ambitious goal.

Our Partners