Career Pathways Initiative

WorkReady U Moves Adult Career Pathways Forward in Louisiana

Posted by Andrala Walker - On November 20, 2013 (EST)

WorkReady U Moves Adult Career Pathways Forward in Louisiana

Some might say that Louisiana has experienced its fair share of challenges in recent years. The state's adult education system is no exception. More than 600,000 working age adults in Louisiana lack a secondary credential; ranking the state 47th in the nation for high school diploma attainment or the equivalent among adults ages 25-64. Yet national workforce projections indicate that in five years 64 percent of all jobs will require some form of postsecondary credential. Employers across the state are already experiencing difficulty filling skilled positions. This disconnect between what the Louisiana economy needs to thrive – a skilled workforce – and the available pipeline to support it, is one of the most pressing challenges facing the state... (more)

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