Our four strategic goals are:
How did we calculate our educational attainment goal?
Using updated calculations for postsecondary attainment and population trends, Carolina Demography determined the projected number of credentialed individuals each county would need to contribute to meet this goal. They estimated that the four counties within the Land of Sky region will need to contribute about 82,000 individuals with a postsecondary credential or degree in 2030.
The Land of Sky P20 Council strives to “close the gap” between what is predicted and what is needed. In other words, our overall goal is to steer our region toward producing the 10,000 credentialed and employed individuals that bridge the current trajectory of 72,000 and the needed workforce of 82,000. This overall goal of 82,000 will be the Land of Sky region’s “slice” of myFutureNC’s overall state goal of 2 million North Carolinians with a postsecondary credential or degree by the year 2030.
THERE IS A DEFICIT OF 10,000 INDIVIDUALS NEEDED BY 2030
Implement “Best Practices” and strategies as identified by workgroups that will facilitate connecting the dots along the attainment “pipeline.”
Establish policy recommendations to assist stakeholders at various points along the attainment “pipeline” to align strategies from Pre-K to gainful employment.
Develop a collective impact model of educational attainment that leads to gainful employment that is sustainable beyond 2030, is financially secure, and has an established governing structure.
The Educational Attainment Collaborative Ecosystem
The Educational Attainment Collaborative Ecosystem shows the key stakeholders that are critical to reaching our goal.
Many factors, including internal, external, and policies plus initiatives like funding and technology, impact educational attainment and the ability for students to find gainful employment.
Working together, advocacy groups, educational institutions, workforce development councils, economic developers, city and county governments, and employers that need individuals with various credentials can help students get the education and skills they need for everyone to thrive.
The Assets Map
Our assets are entities, organizations, and initiatives that lead to a long-term, sustainable approach to align credentials and degrees to the needs of local employers.
The Assets Map assists with guiding our region’s work and creating a baseline of best practices that would lead to developing strategies for the strategic plan.