It could earn you 19% to 65% more income for the future than a high school diploma would.
Postsecondary education—broadly defined as a credential beyond a high school diploma—continues to be one of the major gateways to family-sustaining jobs. Workers with higher levels of education and skills tend to have greater earnings than workers with lower levels.
In 2013, associate’s degree holders earned about 19 percent more than high school graduates with no college and 65 percent more than workers with less than a high school diploma.
Career pathways are linked education and training services that enable students to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in a given industry or occupational sector especially in high wage or high need jobs.
Each step on a career pathway is designed to prepare students to progress to the next level of education and employment.
The career pathways framework weaves together adult education, training, and postsecondary programs and connects those services to employers’ workforce needs.
Career pathways that many STAR Events link to are Early Childhood Education, Teaching and training, Culinary Arts and Hospitality industry jobs, Interior Design or Human Services.