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Partnership for Learning

Partnership for Learning

Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable, brings together business leaders and education partners to improve our state’s education system, so Washington students are ready to pursue the career pathways of their choice. Learn more at credentialessential.com.

How do we make sure students facing increasing hurdles stay on track to a credential?

Communities of color, young workers, and those with a high school diploma or less are bearing the brunt of the downturn.

Education and business leaders across Washington have one message for the class of 2020: Don’t let COVID-19 derail your plans.

How can you help and what tools are available for students to explore possibilities and make plans?

“Opportunity will abound in Washington, and we want to ensure our kids are ready for the great jobs being creating here,” says Neil Strege, vice president of the Washington Roundtable.

Washington’s FAFSA completion rate is only 54% for high school seniors — among the lowest completion rates of any state in the U.S.

Each year a growing number of students are opting for dual-credit courses.

The credential is essential: Five key success factors help students reach their goals.

Just 37.5 percent of community college students graduate from a two- or four-year institution within six years.

Nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed in the U.S. by 2025, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers.