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Regional Economic Innovation
Some College?: A Guide to Online Degree Completion for the Michigan Workforce (2016)
Co-Learning Plan - 2016
Authors: Steven Weiland & Alexander C. Gardner, Michigan State University
Over 22% of the Michigan workforce has "some college" but no degree. With the rapid increase of jobs requiring a post-secondary degree, creating programs that encourage the completion of a degree has the potential to improve workplace performance, career development, and the state's economy. The goal of this Co-Learning Plan promoted online adult learning for the Michigan workforce. While building upon current federal and state policy, or changes in the law and how agencies of government operate, Weiland & Gardner offered a complementary approach focusing on practice, or guiding individuals toward degree completion and productive and satisfying careers.
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