Career Education & Training Are Critical to Arizona’s Future

| April 8, 2015

April 6, 2015 • By Doug Pruitt • Expect More Arizona

Approximately 60 percent of jobs in Arizona don’t require a 4-year degree, which is great news for students who aren’t sure that path is best for them. But don’t let the statistic confuse you. The majority of those jobs, and particularly positions that pay a good living wage, still require skilled candidates who receive a high school diploma and some form of additional post-secondary training or education.

For more than two decades, business and education leaders in Arizona have focused on ways to build a pipeline of skilled employees to fill hundreds of thousands of essential jobs throughout the state. Their innovative thinking led to the creation of joint technological educational districts, or JTEDs.

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