There is growing consensus that more attention must be paid to increasing the number of two-year graduates who go on to complete a four-year degree. While over 80 percent of first year community college students state completion of a four-year degree as their intention, less than 12 percent of them accomplish their goal.
Those elected Tuesday have a fresh start to achieve significant progress on the most pressing issues facing the United States today: strengthening the economy, expanding upward mobility and restoring the American Dream to the rising generation. But they will have to work together to accomplish these urgent goals.
The newly passed Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act contains provisions that will encourage states and local workforce systems to adopt and expand the use of programs focused on specific employment sectors and career pathways. Such efforts -- often referred to as sector strategies -- are reshaping the workforce field.
As a fairly recent college graduate, there are a few lessons I have learned along the way that have truly helped me thrive in my professional career and garner the experience needed to keep moving forward and achieving my goals. If you're college bound, halfway through, or about to graduate, these tips are definitely for you.