Goals for Arkansas

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THE QUESTION: HOW CAN WE MAKE SURE TOMORROW'S JOBS ARE BETTER THAN TODAY'S?

 

THE ANSWER: FLIP THE 70/30 EQUATION.

 

Jobs are in Arkansas now, and more than half a million are coming in the next 10 years. However, nearly 70 percent of current jobs are low-skill jobs, most of which do not pay family-supporting wages. Only 30 percent require a postsecondary credential. If nothing changes, ten years from now, nearly 70 percent of Arkansas jobs will continue to be low-skill jobs. To change the 70/30 equation, Arkansas must produce, attract, and retain higher skill workers.

 

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Will the data determine our future or will we take action now to create better opportunities? As Arkansans, we need to Expect More of ourselves, our children, and our state. We have the opportunity to shape the future we all want by investing now in the right advanced-skills training and education.

 

We have a choice. Let's choose to Expect More for Arkansas.

 

Watch the Expect More launch event at the Clinton School below:

 

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