Seattle Times article emphasizes the importance of a college degree

An article by Katherine Long “State’s students falling short in level of education for jobs” shows the importance of college attainment to residents of Washington State and local businesses. According to a recent report conducted in the state, “69 percent of high-school students from 2006 have no degree, not even a certificate from a community college or a professional license.” The Washington Roundtable estimates that 740,000 jobs are expected to open in Washington in the next five years and well over half will require a college degree, certificate or apprenticeship.