“In North Carolina, myFutureNC is working to ensure that by 2030, 2 million North Carolinians have a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree. This goal is necessary as only 1.6 million adults will meet the attainment definition in 2030, leaving a gap of an estimated 400,000 individuals.
North Carolina will need an estimated 400,000 additional residents to attain a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree to meet the demands of our businesses and industries. Across the state, educators, school counselors, non-profits, coaches, career development coordinators, and mentors have stepped up to support students to close the credential gap.”
In this evaluation report, authors Paul Schnorenberg, Greyson Norcross, Laura Maldonado, Patti Harris, Andrea DeSantis, and Sarah Deal explore the operations, resources offered, and coverage of these services among organizations providing support for college and career access for North Carolina’s high school students. The goals of this evaluation report are to highlight areas where there is substantial support and resources for students as well as illuminate gaps in these services, and provide recommendations for future collaborative projects.