Community Action Network Policy Palooza

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Brian Kelsey's presentation at the Community Action Network Policy Palooza held at the University of Texas at Austin Alumni Center on October 17, 2012.

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Community Action Network Policy Palooza

  1. 1. Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Census BureauOctober 17, 2012 | Community Action Network Policy Palooza
  2. 2. Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Census BureauOctober 17, 2012 | Community Action Network Policy Palooza
  3. 3. Education: What’s at stake?• 37% (7.5M) of all new jobs in US expected by 2020 will require postsecondary degree*• 16 out of top 25 fastest growing occupations in US will require postsecondary degree• 91 out of top 100 highest paying occupations in US require postsecondary degreeSource: US Bureau of Labor Statistics. *Degree as used here includes one or two-year certifications.October 17, 2012 | Community Action Network Policy Palooza
  4. 4. Is Austin’s workforce prepared?Population, Age 25+ 2011 2000 Change PercentNo high school diploma 73,699 66,511 7,188 11%High school diploma 87,132 68,316 18,816 28%Some college, no degree 98,505 84,486 14,019 17%Associates degree 33,283 19,887 13,396 67%Bachelors degree 146,033 103,111 42,922 42%Graduate/prof degree 88,437 58,826 29,611 50%Source: US Census BureauOctober 17, 2012 | Community Action Network Policy Palooza
  5. 5. Source: US Bureau of Labor StatisticsOctober 17, 2012 | Community Action Network Policy Palooza
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