Young people who complete post-secondary education, such as a certificate program, military training program or college degree, need to stay on-track to achieve career goals. This typically includes getting a job in their chosen field, keeping that job and staying out of trouble that could derail their career.
Early job success can ground young people for long-term career success. Young people who are employed are more likely to be able to provide for their families when they have children and more likely to be civically engaged with the community. Those factors, in turn, lead to a stronger economy and a stronger Alamance County.
To ensure Alamance Achieves is positively affecting these outcomes, we will track two key indicators:
- Post-secondary completion. The completion of a college degree, certificate program or other post-high school training is critical to launching a solid career.
- Employment. Employment rates among young people in Alamance County are a good indicator of how strong our cradle-to-career pathway is.
Alamance Achieves will also track several contributing indicators that influence what percentage of post-secondary learners complete their programs and how many of them find jobs. Those contributing indicators include:
- First-year college promotion
- Unemployment rates for young adults
- Military enrollment
- Students employed one year after graduation
- High school equivalency rates
- Incarceration rates among 18-25-year-olds