Half of Arizona Survey Respondents Say They Need More Education To Advance Career

Published: Monday, October 7, 2019 - 12:12pm
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:03am
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Half of Arizonans between the ages of 18 and 65 with less than an associate degree said they need more education in order to advance in their careers.

That’s one of the highest percentages in the country, according to a new survey. California, New Mexico and Texas are among the states with higher numbers than Arizona.

The Show had two perspectives on this, starting with Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, who talked about whether he thinks those survey respondents are correct.

There is also an effort underway to increase the percentage of Arizonans with some kind of post-secondary degree to 60% by 2030.

Eileen Klein is president Emerita of the Arizona Board of Regents, former state treasurer and founding member of the Achieve60AZ Alliance. She's been involved in that effort and she joined The Show to talk about the issue.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the name of the Achieve60AZ Alliance.

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