State wants MORE adults to get a college education
Louisiana is calling for more educated adults. The Southern Regional Education Board and the Louisiana Board of Regents have announced a joint initiative that will make it easier for for those without a college degree to enroll at a Louisiana public college or university and earn a degree or other college credentials.
"Our state desperately needs more adults with college credentials," said Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Savoie, "not only more four-year degrees, but associate’s degrees and other skills certification beyond the high school diploma as well.
To address this need, the initiative will target three distinct groups of adult learners: adults with no college experience; adults who attended college, perhaps earning significant course credit but stopping short of a degree; and those with college degrees who desire an additional college credential for career advancement."
"It is no secret that Louisiana has a leaky educational pipeline," adds Bruce Chaloux, director of the education board’s “Electronic Campus,” and primary liaison for the initiative.
"The initiative will establish a progressive set of strategies to address educational needs and to support economic and workforce development."
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