CAUCUS: Higher Education

How Many Florida Jobs Will Require Post-Secondary Education?


Recognizing the importance of post-secondary degree attainment for continued economic growth, research conducted by the Florida Department of Economic Research and the Lumina Foundation estimated that 64 percent of Florida jobs will require some form of post-secondary education by 2021. View additional findings in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida Jobs 2030 Report

Research shows eighty-five percent of brain growth occurs by the time a child is three. As the child grows, research shows how access to early learning impacts their development.

  •  By 18 months of age, differences in vocabulary size are evident between families with higher education and income and families with lower education and income
  • A child should know 15-18 alphabet letters by the end of pre-K to have a strong chance of reading on grade level by the end of 1st grade.
  • Children who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are 4 times less likely to graduate from high school on time

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