Strong education and training systems in our state help ensure that all workers are prepared for an increasingly complex working environment. Research suggests that individuals with higher levels of education are better able to compete for high quality jobs and more likely to obtain jobs with better working conditions, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. But it is not enough to measure completion rates. Escalating tuition and fees mandate that institutions also help guide students efficiently and effectively toward timely completion, or make sure they are prepared to successfully transfer to a more advanced program of study.
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