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Pennsylvania – Economic future depends on producing more college graduates

A new report finds that the main culprit is the state’s insufficient rate of higher education. In Pennsylvania, 38.6 percent of the state’s nearly 6.7 million working-age adults hold at least a two-year degree, according to the 2010 Census data. In Somerset County that is only 24.75 percent….

“Help Wanted,” a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, states that 57 percent of Pennsylvania’s jobs will require post-secondary education by 2018. Between now and 2018, Pennsylvania will need to fill 1.8 million vacancies resulting from job creation, worker retirements and other factors. Of those vacancies, 1 million will require post-secondary credentials.

Pennsylvania’s economic future depends on producing more college graduates…

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via Trained workers needed – dailyamerican.com.

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