Improve access, affordability, and completion in post-secondary education and training
"Our responsibility to provide a great education does not end with high school. Reinvesting in higher education and community colleges will help prepare people for jobs that pay. Rebuilding the middle class and creating a better future for all Pennsylvanians depends on a skilled workforce and a real-world education and training strategy."-Governor Tom Wolf
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Governor Wolf has set a goal to increase the share of working-age Pennsylvanians with an industry-recognized certificate or degree to 60 percent by 2025. In 2016, 41.7 percent of working-age Pennsylvanians (ages 25 to 64) had a post-secondary degree. It is estimated that another 3 percent of working-age Pennsylvanians had a post-secondary certificate.