University of Wisconsin–Madison

Willing to Work and Ready to Learn: More Adult Education Would Strengthen Michigan's Economy

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Policy Areas Community Development, Education
State policymakers consistently neglect adequately funding adult education, making it less accessible for low-skilled workers who want to build their skills, become financially self-sufficient and contribute to Michigan’s economy. Adult education is the key to preparing these workers for occupational training and skilled employment, and better funding and an expanded role will enable it to meet the demand more effectively. Expanding adult education services to help more low-skilled but highly motivated individuals succeed in post-secondary training will benefit Michigan, because skilled workers help attract and keep businesses in the state, spend more in their local communities, pay more in taxes, and are less likely to become unemployed or need public assistance

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