In October 2015, 69.2 percent of 2015 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college in October 2015 were about twice as likely as enrolled graduates to be working or looking for work (72.7 percent compared with 36.0 percent).
Our goal is to promote today’s advanced jobs to those high school students who are not planning to go to college. One of the first things to note is, these are not your father’s factories! These are advanced manufacturing operations, technical services and programs. And these are companies with hundreds of available positions looking for young people to take those positions and go up the ranks in each of these companies.