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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:

The Economic Contribution of Seattle Community Colleges
A recent economic impact study shows that the Seattle Community Colleges play a major role in the region's economy, creating a total impact in King County of $1.1 billion a year.
Opportunity Road: The Promise and Challenge of America's Forgotten Youth
A national cross-section of opportunity youth in 23 diverse locations across the United States was undertaken in August 2011 to learn about common elements in their personal histories and their lives today, and to explore opportunities to reconnect them to work and school.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Charting a Path
Linking low-income, low-skilled adults to education and training leads to family-supporting jobs.
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.
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