The economic projections are clear: the majority of jobs – and the vast majority of “good” jobs that pay a solid wage and offer pathways to advancement – require education and training beyond high school.
Achieve has a number of reports that further explore the link between a strong K-12 academic foundation – as articulated by college- and career-ready standards or expectations – and students’ ability to access and succeed in the careers of their choice.
- Common Core State Standards & Career and Technical Education: Bridging the Divide between College and Career Readiness
- Skills and the Common Core: An Analysis of the Skills Reflected in the Common Core State Standards
- The Future of the U.S. Workforce: Middle Skills Jobs and the Growing Importance of Postsecondary Education
- The Future of the U.S. Workforce: The Limited Career Prospects for High School Graduates Without Additional Education and Training
- The Future of the U.S. Workforce: A Survey of Hiring Practices Across Industries
Download a summary of The Future of the U.S. Workforce research.