As of 2020, 65% of all jobs in the economy require postsecondary education and training beyond high school.
Post-secondary education means training or education after high school that leads to a certification, license or a degree. There are plenty of paths to get there…a technical institute, an apprenticeship, community college, university or even military service.
But today there aren’t nearly enough adults in Arizona with the training or education beyond high school needed to support the economy we want.
Arizona has established a goal of 60% educational attainment by 2030 as the North Star for what is necessary in education and workforce alignment for Arizona to have a thriving economy for future generations.
If we can increase attainment in Arizona to 60%, it could generate more than $3.5 billion in personal income and tax revenue into the state annually. That revenue would do great things for our communities and our individual quality of life.
Post-Secondary Attainment is defined in two ways: