The Georgia of the future is a state where a majority of the available jobs are out of reach to a majority of its people.
New employers and new job creation are lost to other parts of the world. Existing employers begin to question the benefit of staying with a workforce that falls near the bottom of states inside a nation that lags behind most other developed countries in terms of education. This future is not distant, but eight years near.
By 2025, it is projected that over 60 percent of jobs in Georgia will require some form of a college education, whether a certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree. Today, only 47.9 percent of the state’s young adults, its burgeoning workforce, qualify. Georgia’s level of higher education attainment is not expected to notably increase in this time period.
Under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative, the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia address this critical need in Georgia’s Higher Education Completion Plan. The two Systems emphasize the consequences of inaction, identify what must be done, and outline a collaborative process to guide the work of their respective institutions of higher education to rapidly increase the proportion of young adults with a certificate or degree, while maintaining a commitment to quality.
April 23, 2018
As institutions develop their plans for the Momentum Year, the most frequently raised questions involve the development and implementation of Focus Areas (sometimes called meta-majors). To help answer some of these questions, the University...
March 12, 2018
General Requirements for Learning Support Programs
February 19, 2018
Following on last Fall’s two-day Learning Support Academy, the 2018 Spring Learning Support Academy, held at Clayton State University’s Student Activities Center on Friday, March 23, will continue the sharing of...
January 23, 2018
For several months, the Office of Academic Affairs and Policy has worked to convene faculty and staff from across all USG institutions to introduce the Momentum Year and initiate a statewide discussion about student success in the first academic...