Educating a New Economy Workforce
MARC’s latest report was released on Tuesday at the 2014 Greater Kansas City Workforce and Education Summit. This year, the summit focused on education and the vital role it plays in preparing today’s students to participate in tomorrow’s workforce.
The report identifies potential key indicators to measure the region’s progress in:
- Preparing students for postsecondary success
- Achieving meaningful credentials and degrees
- Growing a skilled workforce to meet industry needs, and
- Increasing economic prosperity
Kansas City is one of 35 U.S. communities selected to participate in Lumina Foundation’s community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy. As part of this partnership, the Kansas City region has set an ambitious goal for educational attainment: by 2025, at least 60 percent of adults in our metro will have an associate degree or higher. The report concludes with key steps our regional partners in this effort will need to take if we are to achieve this goal.