As you may already know, it is estimated that by 2030, between 400 and 800 million jobs worldwide will become automated, and more than 80 percent of future employment opportunities will require some form of post-secondary training. With advances in technology, growing global markets, and significant shifts in workforce demands, our young people will need a quality education and a new set of skills and abilities to thrive in the 21st century.
If we are to ensure all of our young people are on a path to post-secondary access and success, we must shift our thinking. The future of Fresno’s workforce absolutely depends on what kind of educational opportunities our students have access to today. We must instill a sense of urgency in our decision makers that they future of Fresno is at stake — we cannot wait to improve equity and access to college.
GO Fresno will host a gathering of concerned residents from all sectors of our community, including parents, educators, administrators, students and other community leaders. Our goal: to start a community-driven conversation learning about barriers to college access, and to take a closer look at FUSD student achievement data, and also to learn about FUSD’s early college credit program that is already meeting with tremendous success in getting kids to and through college.