Strengthening America's economy by expanding educational opportunities for working adults: policy opportunities to connect the working adult to today's economy through education and credentials


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National Adult Learner Coalition


America's middle class has lost a lot of its strength in recent decades due to a rapidly changing economy. The well-paying jobs of yesterday - those that could easily be accessed by someone with just a high school diploma - have been disappearing. Today's economy does offer opportunity for good jobs with solid pay, but those opportunities are requiring a higher level of skill and credential than ever before. Focusing on education at the [kindergarten to twelfth grade] K-12 level is not enough to provide the needed skills and credentials. As the United States continues to compete in the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Qualifications; Policy; Equity

Keywords: Adult learning; Skill development; Skill upgrading; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Newburyport, Massachusetts]: Online Learning Consortium, [2017]

Physical description: 10 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 129.303

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