AFFORDABLE PATHWAYS TO MARKETABLE DEGREES AND GOOD JOBS
COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND VIRGINIA’S TALENT NEEDS ARE TOP ISSUES FACING OUR COMMONWEALTH TODAY, AND THE SOLUTIONS ARE HIGHER EDUCATION INVESTMENT, REFORM, AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
Growth4VA’s broad-based grassroots coalition will work with the state’s bipartisan political, business, and higher education leadership to advance 4 major strategies for economic growth and opportunity: Make Virginia the Top State for Talent; Become known as the Home of Innovators and Entrepreneurs; Prepare Virginians for Great Jobs and Great Lives; Provide Affordable Access for All Virginians. Click here to read more about these overarching strategies.
Growth4VA believes college affordability and Virginia’s talent needs are top issues facing our Commonwealth today. The key to both challenges—and to Virginia’s economic future—lies in renewed higher education investment, institution-specific reforms, and stronger partnerships between business, our colleges, and the Commonwealth.
The affordability and talent issues both come down to this: Virginians need affordable access to high-quality degrees and industry-recognized credentials that lead to good first jobs and resilient careers in a dynamic and growing innovation economy. The Growth4VA coalition will support strategies to address the following three goals during the 2019 General Assembly Session:
Strategic Investments in College Affordability
Institutional Initiatives to Produce Marketable Degrees and Credentials
Business Partnerships to Foster a Growing Virginia Economy