Kentucky, Ohio can do better graduating kids from college
Increasing equity and opportunity in Ohio and Kentucky will require new strategies in talent development and aligning postsecondary attainment with the labor market, Merisotis writes in today's Cincinnati Enquirer.
A new report on college attainment holds both good and bad news for Ohio. On the positive side, the demand for skilled workers is growing, and there are thousands of good-paying jobs available right now around the state. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough college-educated residents to fill those positions. And unless the pace of degree attainment picks up significantly, Ohio won’t have enough talent to meet its future workforce needs.