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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
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An individual who earns a college degree or certificate greatly increases his or her economic status.
Stay Informed:

Charting a Path
Linking low-income, low-skilled adults to education and training leads to family-supporting jobs.
Supporting Developmental Education Reform
This policy brief, released by Seattle Jobs Initiative, highlights the challenges that community colleges face to help under-prepared students gain the fundamental academic skills they need to succeed in college.
An Integrated Approach to Fostering Family Economic Success
This report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation summarizes early findings from three sites that have fully implemented the Centers for Working Families (CWF) principles that respond to the challenges facing such low-income working adults and their families.
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.
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.
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