graduates http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Push For More Diplomas Designed To Lure Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/push-more-diplomas-designed-lure-jobs <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an effort to attract employers and investors, the</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> St. Louis Regional Chamber wants to add 75,000 college graduates by the year 2025, pushing the area into the top 10 nationwide in college attainment.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first time Janet Martinez started college, she was right out of high school in Oklahoma. By her own admission, she was not quite ready for the responsibility involved: too many decisions, too much social life.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:57:44 +0000 Dale Singer 32344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Push For More Diplomas Designed To Lure Jobs Report: Number Of Postsecondary Degrees On The Rise, More Work To Do http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-number-postsecondary-degrees-rise-more-work-do <p>Overall things are going in the right direction, but there’s a lot of work left to do.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s the big takeaway from a new report issued by St. Louis Graduates, a coalition of local stakeholders with the goal of increasing access to education opportunities after high school.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 03:46:06 +0000 Tim Lloyd 6357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Number Of Postsecondary Degrees On The Rise, More Work To Do