Dear Friends of the Center:
We at CEW had an exciting start of the year when in the State of the Union
, President Obama drew from the center's Recovery 2020
report: "by the end of this decade, two in three job openings will require some higher education."
In January, we also released College Is Just the Beginning
, a report that analyzes the role of employer-provided training in the American education and training system. This report and several of our upcoming publications have been crafted in response to President Obama’s proposed plan to make the first two years of community college free. We believe that the President’s call reflects the need for alternative postsecondary training pathways for young and old. Over the next few months, we will publish an update to our staple report on college majors as well as reports that analyze the economic value of certifications and associate’s degrees.
Additionally, in an effort to strengthen our outreach efforts, we have been working on updating our communications materials. First we developed a new look for our newsletter and, if you haven’t seen our new website, we invite you to take a look here: cew.georgetown.edu
. Our new site provides easier access to our publications and other tailored features like our live social media feed.
We are also working on connecting with state leaders and policymakers to support their efforts of using data to drive policy development and program improvement. As we move forward with this work, we will showcase it on our website.
I invite you to send us feedback on our publications, our website, and our newsletter. We hope to hear any new features you would like to see on these media as we continue to make improvements.
Thank you for your continued interest and support as we strive to contribute to the goal of increasing postsecondary access and completion for all Americans.
Director of Strategic Planning and Communications