Keep Learning, Michigan. There’s a wealth of evidence showing that continuing education is good for everyone—for individual workers eager to get ahead, and for the state’s economy as a whole.
Forty-four percent of forecasted jobs will require at least a two-year degree, with three-fourths of those requiring at least a four-year education. What’s more, we know the salaries of people with bachelor’s degrees or higher are, on average, more than 100% higher than those with only a high school diploma.
As our population ages, Michigan must increase in- and out-of-state enrollment to meet projected talent needs. Rapid economic changes and weak employment projections are leaving us vulnerable as we try to redefine our talent pool and boost results.
Understand Michigan’s talent issues by reviewing:
- Business Leaders’ Insights: How Higher Education Can Help Michigan Become a Top Ten State
- Reaching for Opportunity: An Action Plan to Increase Michigan's Postsecondary Credential Attainment