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Adult Education and Training 

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Good paying jobs give people the opportunity to support themselves and their families while creating economic stability and growth throughout the region. Programs that train and educate workers are a critical investment, particularly for skilled workers and the aging workforce.

 

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tactics for giving to promote adult education and training
  • Support programs at community and technical colleges that prepare working students for careers in high-demand fields
  • Support nonprofits that provide support services to low-income adults pursuing post-secondary education
  • Support organizations that broker partnerships between industry and educational institutions to make training programs more accessible and affordable
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
Those with some college but no degree earned 18 percent more than their peers with just a high school degree. Those with an associate’s degree earned 29 percent more and those with a bachelor’s degree earned 62 percent more.
Stay Informed:

Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Charting a Path
Linking low-income, low-skilled adults to education and training leads to family-supporting jobs.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Opportunity Road: The Promise and Challenge of America's Forgotten Youth
A national cross-section of opportunity youth in 23 diverse locations across the United States was undertaken in August 2011 to learn about common elements in their personal histories and their lives today, and to explore opportunities to reconnect them to work and school.
A Summary of the King County Community Conversation Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults
This report summarizes the results of the King County community conversation held on February 29, 2012, to garner community input about the needs, challenges and opportunities for youth ages 16-24 in King County who are neither in school nor employed.
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