career readiness collective action network
The Career Readiness Collective Action Network brings together a cross-sector team of education and workforce readiness partners to connect more adults to education and training. From certificates and vocational training to college degrees, this team is driven by a mission to connect learners of all ages with family-sustaining wages and careers.
By 2025, 60% of working-age adults will have at least a two-year college degree or a high-quality postsecondary credential.
Why does the Bold Goal matter?
60% of Florida jobs will require some form of postsecondary education or training by 2021.
✓ $2.8 million is how much a bachelor’s degree is worth on average over a lifetime, four times the amount of a high school diploma
✓ 4 out of 5 jobs lost in the Great Recession required a high school education or less
✓ More than 9 out of 10 jobs created in the economic recovery went to workers with some college
What must change?
Our bold goal and action plan is called College Ready Escambia.
We aim to reach the 2 in 10 students who are still not graduating from our local high schools - and the 1 in 4 high school graduates who aren’t enrolling in college or career-tech within 16 months. Closing the college gap means tracking, monitoring and tackling gaps related to access and affordability, readiness, enrollment, persistence and completion.
ℹ Florida Chamber Foundation Florida Jobs 2030 report, 2017; Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; Lumina Foundation