Workforce Preparation and Employment Outcomes Indicators, though few in number yet, are important measures of how well community colleges prepare students for the labor force.
Individuals who attend community college to earn a certificate or associate degree are more likely to be employed and earn more on average than those who stop their education after high school. Moreover, the demand for workers with associate degrees is projected to increase at a faster rate than the demand for workers with any other level of education. Because community colleges award more than half of all certificates and associate degrees, mostly in career-focused fields, they are a major force in enabling individuals to improve their employment outcomes.
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