Educated workforce critical to Hawai‘i’s future

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photoIn order for Hawai’i to meet the challenges of an increasingly global economy, Hawai’i P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawaii P-20), a statewide partnership led by the Executive Office on Early Learning, the Hawai’i State Department of Education, and the University of Hawai’i System, has established a goal for 55 percent of Hawai’i’s working age adults to have a 2- or 4-year college degree by the year 2025.

On Tuesday, January 28, a press conference with our state’s leaders in government, education and businesses came together to pledge their support for the 55 by 25 campaign.  But it is so much more than just a campaign, it really is a shift in the way we as a community strengthen the education pipeline from early childhood through higher education to achieve educational success of our students.

55 by ’25 News Story

The University’s Hawai’i Graduation Initiative is a system wide strategic initiative that focuses on increasing the number of college graduates within the state.  Degrees and certificates awarded is one of the five performance measures that our college has not met.  As a campus we need to take a multi-faceted approach to deliver high quality instruction and provide wrap around support services for all our students so that they will leave Honolulu CC a proud graduate.

We must commit ourselves to best equip our students with the knowledge and life lessons that will allow them to be a contributing member in our workforce.

Learn more about the campaign at www.55by25.org.  Go Forward!  Agree to Degree.

Aloha,  Erika

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