A college degree matters! Only 38% of Chatham County’s adult population ages 25+ have earned at least an Associates degree (U.S. Census 2012).
We all know that educational attainment is important to sustain our local and regional economy, and to increase our competitiveness with other cities across the U.S. We also know that a degree increases our earning potential and reduces our chances of being unemployed.
In order to increase our talent base and improve our economy, Savannah-Chatham County needs to graduate more people with high-quality credentials and degrees. To address the talent and skills gap in our workforce, we must prioritize post-secondary completion.
The only way to catch up is by uniting our leaders and the community in a collective effort that will make a collective impact! A partnership has been formed among higher education institutions, the local school system, leading businesses, government representatives and nonprofits to leverage this challenge and endorse a Big Goal. (October 1, 2015)
New Workforce Development Directory
(May 25, 2016) − Savannah Graduates , Step Up Savannah, and Savannah Economic Development Authority have partnered to create a new comprehensive workforce development directory for adults looking for new career opportunities, skills development, and pathways into the local workforce. This directory also aims to inform area employers and social service providers of the range of local training and education programs in our community.
Near Peer Adviser Job Openings
(May 17, 2016) − Savannah Graduates is seeking recent graduates to serve as full-time advisers alongside high school counselors in selected high schools to support students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education.