Arizona Education Progress Meter Updated

Every student deserves an excellent education, every step of the way. Realizing this vision is vital to our state’s economic prosperity, quality of life and civic health. We must close the achievement gap that leaves so many students behind, increase educational attainment overall and prepare a highly skilled workforce.

To fully understand how far we need to go, we need reliable information that tells us where we stand as a state on issues ranging from access to quality early learning to postsecondary attainment and everything in between. The Arizona Education Progress Meter is your source for this information. Use these indicators and goals to track progress in our state and in your community.

In less than five years, nearly 70 percent of jobs will require education beyond high school. Achieve Pinal, a community-based effort is dedicated to building a more competitive workforce through education. The statewide educational attainment goal aspires to have 60% of Arizona's adults complete a 2- or 4- year college degree or industry recognized certificate by the year 2030. Currently Pinal County is at 36%.

Achieve Pinal, a project of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth, has created an experience for high school students to interact with business leaders. The experience is called, Careertopia, and is designed to afford students the opportunity to learn about careers in Pinal County through face-to-face interactions with business leaders. Business leaders will share information with students about the kind of jobs they have, what skill sets they are looking for in prospective employees, what their jobs pay and the level of education they recommend.

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