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Tennessee’s Goal



by Scott Becker, Bradley Jackson

Graduation season is in full swing — and we get to celebrate the hard work and perseverance of so many who have achieved their dreams of earning a college degree. Their college success is not only important to their future lives — but also to the future of Tennessee.

Like many places across the country, Tennessee is facing a skilled workforce shortage. And while we know the vast majority of new jobs will require some form of education beyond high school, over half of Tennesseans, ages 25-64, do not have the necessary credentials or degrees to fill those jobs.

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