Staying in School

Today’s blog written by Bob Tiell, Director of JFCS Career Services

Did you know that nationally about 60 percent of college students who begin college don’t graduate within 6 years? Many drop out, some never to return. College retention and timely pursuit of a post-secondary degree is an important issue, and this is very much at the heart of our community’s new initiative—to add 55,000 new 2 and 4 year degreed folks by the year 2020 in order to strengthen the quality of our workforce relative our peer cities.

There are many reasons why students drop out of college or don’t make satisfactory progress, an important one being the lack of a suitable career path and corresponding course of study. This goes to the heart of our Career Services & Workforce Development mission. For years, we have helped students of all ages identify suitable career goals and majors that support these goals. Success at this stage promotes college retention and closure.

JFCS deals with futures-career futures. Contact Bob Tiell 502 452 6341

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