Over the past six years, public media’s American Graduate initiative has helped our country understand the importance of improving high school graduation rates for all youth. Entering its newest phase, American Graduate is evolving to focus on what happens after high school graduation, helping young people access pathways to gainful employment in high-demand sectors.
Through American Graduate: Getting to Work, the Nine Network is highlighting the changing world of work, the pathways into well-paying, in-demand jobs, and resources available to the St. Louis community. Specifically, middle-skills jobs offer opportunities to people looking to start or change a careers. These jobs require some education and training after high school, but not necessarily a four-year degree.
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Watch Online | The Skills Gap: A Living St. Louis Special
Did you know that 45% of students who go to a 4-year institution leave without getting a degree? Did you know the demand for middle-skills jobs in our region exceeds the supply? There are many pathways one can take to find a steady, well-paying job, and many do not require a 4-year degree. The Nine Network explores these opportunities on this Living St. Louis Special, which focuses on our regional economy and the changing job market.