A degree isn’t the only path to success. This outdated mindset isn’t meeting the needs of young people or the modern workforce.
Young people are looking for more learning opportunities after high school that lead to well-paid, meaningful careers. Employers are struggling to attract talent but need to know how to evaluate candidates with valuable career skills and no degrees.
We can build a future that works for all of us. From short-term, stackable credentials to a myriad of other non-degree paths, reliable options that lead to promising careers and great skills already exist.
It’s time we embrace them.
Together, American Student Assistance and Jobs for the Future are building a coalition of support, connecting ideas and partners, providing resources, and uplifting solutions already in motion. Join us.
American Student Assistance® (ASA) is a national nonprofit changing the way middle and high schoolers learn about careers and navigate education-to-career opportunities. We believe that exploring career possibilities, as early as middle school, and having equitable access to postsecondary education pathways aligned with one’s passions and goals will result in greater confidence and long-term success for all students.
Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.