The 21st Century global economy demands a workforce with an education beyond high school. By 2020, 70% of jobs in Michigan will require a formal education. In order to build and sustain a vibrant economy and healthy community, Out-Wayne County school districts must ensure that 60% of residents will have a postsecondary degree or valuable credential by 2025.
The Wayne County College Access Network will mobilize local, regional, and national organizations and resources to:
- Provide adequate educational support to all learners and create a college-going culture in all out- Wayne county schools.
- Lower systematic barriers preventing students from pursuing education beyond high school.
- Improve coordination of higher education access services, particularly to those who come from low-income families or are first in their families seeking post-secondary attainment.