Closing the Skilled-Worker Gap

Even if by 2020 the entire U.S. matches the performance of the best state efforts to help young people graduate from high school, continue to college, and earn degrees, the U.S. would still fall short of closing the gap in the number of skilled workers between the U.S. and the other best-educated countries in the world by at least one million skilled workers.

Source: Patrick Kelly, "Improving the Re-Entry Pipeline: Non-Traditional Aged Adults Enrolling and Succeeding in Postsecondary Education," Pell Institute, Addressing the Employment and Education Needs of Adults: A Dialog, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, January 19, 2010. Presentation.

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