Did You Know?
Eight years after graduating from high school, 43 percent of occupational certificate holders earn a median annual salary that is higher than that earned by someone holding an associates degree. Twenty-seven percent earn more than someone holding a bachelors degree. Learn More »
A Washington state study found that students who completed at least one year of occupational courses in college and earned a credential experienced substantial earnings gains. Learn More »
Two-thirds of our 2020 workforce is already beyond the reach of our elementary and secondary schools so we must also invest in helping working adults and out-of-school gain marketable credentials if we are to meet the President's goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Learn More »