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  • Jobs in these two fields require cutting-edge knowledge and information. Students must also have a strong understanding of the math and sciences to compete in these two fields.
  • Not only is education beyond high school require for most good jobs, but it also pays more money! A person with a Bachelor’s degree can expect to make about twice as much a year as a person with a high school diploma.
  • In Kentucky, the annual salary with a Bachelor’s degree or higher is not quite twice that of a high school graduate, but close.
  • Think about what we have said related to the increasing need for some type of education beyond high school. Think about what that means for those with even less than a 9 th grade education. Three of our counties are above the national average in percentage of adults with less than a high school diploma. And Kentucky as a state has four percentage points more folks without that high school credential than the national average.
  • Regarding the high school diploma – once thought to be the gateway to good jobs. Again, Kentucky is well below the national average, and though two of our counties are above that national average, some are below even the state average.
  • And the worst showing, compared to the rest of the nation, is at the Bachelor’s degree level. As a state, we are way behind. As a region, three counties are close to the national average, but three others have a long way to go. This information is not intended to diminish our history – as in most cases, people were able to get jobs with the education they had. However, knowing what we know is today’s reality, this points out issues we must address.
  • Across the country, the combined effects of baby-boomer retirements, flat educational attainment rates and slow workforce growth should result in significant labor shortages, especially in jobs requiring the most skill and providing the greatest economic value (ETS- Standards for What?). So today’s students that get the education required will have a much better chance of getting the jobs they desire.
  • Another indication that the situation with jobs is changing is shown here. Notice how the relative percentage of skilled vs. unskilled jobs has changed over the last 50 years. And this information is 8 years old! The percentage of unskilled jobs will continue to shrink, to around 10% by the end of this decade. It is now about “brains,” not “brawn.” No longer can we depend on the strength of our bodies to get us good jobs, but the strength of our minds.
  • Our most recent data tell us that out of every 100 Kentucky ninth graders…
  • Only 65 will graduate from high school. Which means that 35 will not even earn a high school diploma.
  • Out of those 65, 39 will enter some form of postsecondary education.
  • And only 26 will come back for the sophomore year. That means about a third will not return.
  • Of that 26 who make it back for the second year, only 15 will graduate – just a little more than half. So of the 100 we started with, 15% will get a college degree.

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  • 1. Preparing our Children for the Future Grant County Schools October 3 , 2006
  • 2. What does the future hold for our children?
  • 3.
    • Nine of the ten fastest-growing occupations are in:
    • Healthcare &
    • Computers
  • 4. Did You Know? 70% of the 30 fastest-growing jobs will require an education beyond High School. Hint: You will need some type of school or training beyond High School to get a good job.
  • 5. Did You Know? Today's workers are likely to change jobs 12-13 times over their lifetimes-sometimes by their own choice, often times not.  Hint: The more education you have, the more likely you are to find a job.
  • 6. Did You Know?
    • A person with a college degree on average makes twice as much money as a person with only a high school diploma
  • 7. Did You Know?? Over a lifetime, workers with a college degree will earn nearly $1,000,000 more than workers without a college degree. Hint: Education Pays
  • 8. Kentucky full time wage and salary workers, 25 years & older, 2004 average
  • 9. Did You Know? Someone working full-time at minimum wage earns only $10, 712. This is $8,000 less than what the government defines as poverty. Hint: The more education you have, the higher your hourly wage.
  • 10. Only 12% of new jobs will be available to workers without a High School diploma .
  • 11. Educational Attainment of Adults in Kentucky (Highest Level)
    • 8 th grade or less: 9.5%
    • Some HS, no diploma: 11.8%
    • HS diploma: 35.1%
    • Some college, no degree: 19.4%
    • Associate degree: 5.7%
    • Bachelors Degree: 11.1%
    • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
    The Chronicle of Higher Educational: Almanac Issue 2005-2006
  • 12. Adults with less than a 9 th grade education in Northern Kentucky
    • US average 7.4%
    • KY average 11.7%
    • Boone County 4.8%
    • Campbell County 7.1%
    • Gallatin County 11.7%
    • Grant County 9.3%
    • Kenton County 6.1%
    • Pendleton County 10.7%
  • 13. Adults with only a high school diploma in Northern Kentucky
    • U.S. 80.4%
    • Kentucky 74.1%
    • Boone County 85.1%
    • Campbell County 80.8%
    • Gallatin County 67.9%
    • Grant County 72.3%
    • Kenton County 82.1%
    • Pendleton County 72.7%
  • 14. Adults with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Northern Kentucky ….
    • US average 24.4%
    • KY average 17.1%
    • Boone County 22.8%
    • Campbell County 20.5%
    • Gallatin County 6.8%
    • Grant County 9.3%
    • Kenton County 22.9%
    • Pendleton County 9.6%
  • 15. Our labor force is not expected to keep pace with job growth through 2020
  • 16. Education and Jobs in the U.S. Educational Testing Service 2003: Standards for What? The Economic Roots for K-16 Reform Professional 20% Unskilled 60% Skilled 20% Skilled 62% Unskilled 12% Professional 26 % 1950 2000-2010
  • 17. Why do I need to think about this now?
  • 18. The earlier that parent involvement begins in a child’s educational process, the more powerful the effects . Kathleen Cotton and Karen Reed Wikelund, Research You Can Use, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
  • 19. When parents are involved at school as well as at home, children do better and stay in school longer
  • 20. A home environment that encourages learning is more important to student achievement than income, education level or cultural background
  • 21. Positive results of parental involvement in their children's schooling include:
    • Improved achievement
    • Reduced absenteeism
    • Improved behavior
    • Restored confidence among parents in their children's schooling
  • 22. How Can I Help My Child Succeed?
  • 23.
    • Create a home environment that encourages learning
    • Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for your child's achievement and future careers
    • Become involved in your child's education at school and in the community.
  • 24. Read to your Child!
  • 25. Reading aloud is the best way to prepare children for learning to read and to keep them reading as they learn and grow.
  • 26. "When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school.  And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school – and the schools they go to are better." A New Generation of Evidence: The Family is Critical to Student Achievement," A.T. Henderson and N. Berla, National Committee for Citizens in Education, Washington, D.C.
  • 27. Still Need More Convincing?
  • 28. Out of every 100 Kentucky ninth graders….
  • 29. … .65 graduate from high school….
  • 30. … .39 enter college….
  • 31. … .26 are still enrolled in the sophomore year….
  • 32. … and 15 graduate from college.
  • 33. No matter what their goals or dreams, students and parents need to take responsibility now to ensure a successful tomorrow
  • 34.
    • 5516 E. Alexandria Pike
    • Cold Spring, KY 41076
    • 859-442-7012
    • Barbara B. Stonewater, Ph.D.
    • Executive Director
    • Jenny Miller-Horn
    • Special Projects Coordinator
    • Lucy Riffle Middle School Initiatives
    • [email_address]