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Pathways report highlight community colleges
In today's troubled economy, access to good jobs and wages has become more important than ever, creating another reason for Pennsylvania to take action to ensure more students can afford and access community college education and the increased earnings potential it provides.
In a new report, Pennsylvania's Workforce: The Role of Community Colleges examines the impact that community colleges and other workforce development can have on the earnings of Pennsylvanians.
By 2014, 51 percent of all jobs in Pennsylvania will require some college, though not a four-year degree (also known as "middle skills" education). As of 2008, only 22 percent of Pennsylvanians age 25 and over fit into the middle skills category.
Go here to view or download the report.