What if I told you there are programs available to public high school students that would allow them to complete two years of college while working towards their high school diploma? What if I also said that these students have 98%–100% high school graduation rates and 87% associates’ degree attainment rates? In addition, 96% of those students who go on to achieve a bachelor’s degree recieve one within six years, compared to the national average of only 58%.
ETS has partnered with the ASPIRA Association to encourage private-sector companies to offer scholarships and internships to identify and prepare talented Hispanic college students for future workforce needs.
Some small businesses across the country are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to prepping students for the workforce.
On July 28, the Siemens Foundation announced an exciting new partnership that will transform sustainability education in the United States with the unveiling of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.
The United States ranks 16th out of 17 nations in the proportion of 24-year-olds earning college degrees in natural science or engineering as opposed to other majors. The American business community must be engaged in developing home grown talent if the United States is to remain an innovative and competitive nation in the 21st century.