the career pathways committee is creating a number of occupational advancement models to facilitate the professional growth of pinal county job seekers.
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College Success Arizona released a policy brief on April 25, 2018 that makes the case for investing in strategies that foster a comprehensive college-going culture and future-ready workforce. The brief details the gap in the credentials needed, the various paths to education beyond high school, how attainment aligns to salary, and recommendations for policymakers.
Understanding College Credentials: Expanding the Higher Education Pathways That Can Increase Attainment in Arizona
Jobs for the Future created this "Guide for Community Colleges," stating: Low-income young adults seeking to advance in today's economy can often benefit from alternative education credentials that prepare them for good jobs. However, community colleges don't always make the case to employers that these credentials align with employer demand.
This report sets out to explore the causes of this disconnect and offer community colleges some solutions that would better align their credentials with labor market need and create greater awareness of the value of these programs.
(Four Ways to Increase the Value of Short-Term Credentials: A Guide for Community Colleges)
Achieve60AZ was launched in September 2016 with the goal that by 2030, at least 60 percent of Arizonans would have some form of post-high school credential or degree. Throughout the past year, Achieve60az has worked on connecting organizations across the state and engaging leaders to create movement towards this goal. pinal county is part of this effort. read the following story from the capitol times to learn more.
(Az Capitol times)
Health Care sector is nation's top employer
For the first time, the health care sector surpassed manufacturing and retail as the nation’s largest employer. In the next decade, five of the ten jobs the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will see the fastest growth are in health care. The aging population and expanding government coverage of health care are two major reasons; another is health care’s innate resistance to automation. Analysts say the entry-level to expert range of job types make health care a “career lattice” with many entry points for young professionals to seek professional growth.
(U.S News and World Report; The Atlantic; Bureau of Labor Statistics)