Leaders from Austin’s business community have released a report that maps out a strategy for helping 30,000 low-wage workers complete certificate programs and land higher paying jobs. The report targets workers who have some education beyond high school, but have no post-secondary certificate or college degree.
By putting these workers in the right programs and support services, the report says workers could earn the credentials needed for higher paying jobs. The report states that if those 30,000 workers transition into higher paying jobs, the local economy could generate over $100M by 2025, even after subtracting the cost of training and support.
Learn more about the Workforce Potential Project here.