More than half of today’s young adults do not meet the qualifications to pursue higher education yet by 2025, projections state 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require some form of education beyond high school. Whether we’re talking about a degree or a industry preferred certificate, helping students connect with a postsecondary educational pathway is critical to their upward economic mobility.
Fortunately, metro Atlanta is home to two organizations that are working to ensure that all students have access to the student supports necessary to help them enroll in and complete a program with a technical college or university – Achieve Atlanta and College Advising Corps. On October 30th, Tina Fernandez, Executive Director with Achieve Atlanta, and Yarbrah Peeples, Senior Director of Programs – East with College Advising Corps, joined MAX to discuss how Covid-19 has impacted the ability to administer supports, how the needs among students have changed, and the long-term implications for our future workforce. The session was moderated by Daniela Perry, Vice President, Georgia Chamber Foundation, and MAX board member.
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Launched in 2014, the mission of MAX is to advance economic competitiveness in the Atlanta region by strengthening connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development. Through our webinar series, MAX Minutes, MAX seeks to bring timely insights to providers, intermediaries, and other partners in workforce. MAX Minutes features talks by key experts in the Atlanta region and beyond on important workforce matters.
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