Rachel Blakeman Writes Two Opinion Pieces for Newspaper

Rachel BlakemanNortheast Indiana residents are recognizing the value of education with a larger share of people holding a post-secondary degree and fewer stopping their education before graduating from high school, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read The Journal Gazette Article

Workforce development professionals and economic developers in northeast Indiana are quick to point out that there are open positions that pay well but don’t require a bachelor’s degree. In a report issued in October, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looked at “good jobs” – defined as annual pay of $35,000 for those younger than 45 and $45,000 for those 45 and older and specifically the ability for those without a bachelor’s degree to earn these wages. Read The Journal Gazette Article

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