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Nine of the ten fastest-growing occupations are in:
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.
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.
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
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
Kentucky full time wage and salary workers, 25 years & older, 2004 average
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.
Only 12% of new jobs will be available to workers without a High School diploma .
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
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%
Adults with only a high school diploma in Northern Kentucky
Boone County 85.1%
Campbell County 80.8%
Gallatin County 67.9%
Grant County 72.3%
Kenton County 82.1%
Pendleton County 72.7%
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%
Our labor force is not expected to keep pace with job growth through 2020
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
Why do I need to think about this now?
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
When parents are involved at school as well as at home, children do better and stay in school longer
A home environment that encourages learning is more important to student achievement than income, education level or cultural background
Positive results of parental involvement in their children's schooling include:
Restored confidence among parents in their children's schooling
How Can I Help My Child Succeed?
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.
Read to your Child!
Reading aloud is the best way to prepare children for learning to read and to keep them reading as they learn and grow.
"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.
Still Need More Convincing?
Out of every 100 Kentucky ninth graders….
… .65 graduate from high school….
… .39 enter college….
… .26 are still enrolled in the sophomore year….
… and 15 graduate from college.
No matter what their goals or dreams, students and parents need to take responsibility now to ensure a successful tomorrow