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Postsecondary Credentials Provide Low-Income Adults and Disadvantaged Youth a Better Chance at Career and Economic Success

Aug 13, 2010

A postsecondary credential increasingly is becoming a key component for economic mobility in the United States. Recent studies show that 63 percent of the jobs in 2018 will require a postsecondary education, and individuals with higher levels of education are more likely to be employed and earn family-sustaining wages than their less-educated peers.  Efforts to boost postsecondary education completion rates generally focus on traditional age students.  Yet research shows that it is essential to re-engage adults and youth already in the workforce to meet our educational attainment goals and maintain global competitiveness.

CLASP’s new Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES) refocuses attention to this population that has been and continues to be overlooked by existing postsecondary education and training systems.  C-PES advocates for better policies, more investment, and increased political will to increase the number of low-income adults and disadvantaged youth who earn the postsecondary credentials essential to opening doors to good jobs, career advancement, and economic mobility. 

Join us on September 13 as we launch C-PES with a webinar featuring three national thought leaders who will share their views on postsecondary and economic success for lower-income adults and youth. 

Helping Low-Income Adults and Disadvantaged Youth Earn Credentials and Build Careers: Leading Foundations Speak about Policy Priorities

September 13, 2010
3:30 - 4:45pm ET

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