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
64% of King County jobs don't pay enough for a family of four with one wage earner.
Stay Informed:

Adult Education for Work: Transforming Adult Education to Build a Skilled Workforce
This guide outlines specific steps that policymakers, program administrators and providers can take to begin transforming their current adult education programs into Adult Education for Work programs.
Low-Skill Workers' Access to Quality Green Jobs
This brief discusses strategies for improving access to green jobs among those with low skill levels, particularly jobs that can help improve workers’ economic standing and better support their families.
Skills Required
Middle-wage jobs -- those jobs that pay a livable wage and require some training beyond high school but not a 4-year degree -- are and will continue to support key industries in the Puget Sound region.
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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