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Focus on creating career paths for individuals with particular emphasis on “skill collar” jobs

In today’s economy, there are ample opportunities for people who don’t necessarily have a college or other degree but have the skills necessary to perform high-demand jobs. Focusing on enabling people to obtain these skills without needing to complete an entire degree program will get them into high quality jobs faster.

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Educational Attainment in the West Side
Less than High School 6%
Some high school 16%
High School/GED 41%
Associates Degree 4%
Some College 17%
Bachelors Degree 3%

Data from 2017 Needs Assessment

of residents say their job meets their financial needs

Data from 2017 Needs Assessment

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