Goal: Every Student is Workforce-Ready Upon Graduation
75.5% of students were prepared in 2015. (1)
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The workforce ready student has the academic foundation, technical ability, work habits and interpersonal skills to succeed.
The team is represented by 19 entities and has 26 members. For a complete listing of Workforce Readiness team members, click here.
An estimated 3 million jobs went unfilled in 2012 due to skills gaps; by 2018, 7 million jobs are expected to go unfilled.(2)
The largest gap is in the “soft” skills. These are the same set of skills critical to college success.(3)
Having qualified students entering the work force can lead local employers and businesses to experience quicker hiring cycles, have more qualified workers, and have a lower turn-over in staffing.(4)
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- Combined scores of both school districts for the 67% ready level according to ACT WorkKeys. Found at: illinoisreportcard.com
- US Chamber of Commerce. Found at https://www.uschamber.com
- “Developing Social Emotional Skills for the Labor market.” (2013) A policy research paper of the World Bank. Found at: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/11/20426330/ developing-social-emotional-skills-labor-market-practice-model
- “Are they really ready to work?? Employers’ perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of New Entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce.” As found at: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF09-29-06.pdf