Maine’s Colleges & Universities. Meeting the Needs of Maine People. Who We Are. The presidents of Maine’s 33 colleges and universities The Chancellor of the University of Maine System The President of the Community College System
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Meeting the Needs of Maine People
baby boomers will leave the workforce and only
replacements will be available.
will be fueled by replacement demand
rather than by growth in all occupations except one.
*source: Maine Department of Labor
Job growth will be the largest among the highest and lowest paying occupations.
The fastest job growth is projected to require at least some college education.
Most High Growth/High Wage jobs will be filled college education.
by workers with at least some post-secondary education.
Job growth will be concentrated in: college education.
Leisure & Hospitality (17%)
Source: Kirst, M. (2004). The high school/college disconnect. Educational Leadership, 62(3), 51-55.
Why Invest in Our Future? knowledge-based economy of tomorrow.
As educational attainment increases so do average wages. knowledge-based economy of tomorrow.
Or, another way to look at it… knowledge-based economy of tomorrow.
Future supply of college graduates knowledge-based economy of tomorrow.
Thank you! knowledge-based economy of tomorrow.