Fresno, Calif. - Leaders from several valley school districts gathered Wednesday, to launch Central Valley Goal 2025.
Education leaders call Central Valley Goal 2025 a "career ready culture initiative". It is an effort to increase the number of certificates and degrees earned, by those in the valley. The goal is to increase the number of degrees and certificates by 60%, by 2025.
The efforts are being done, thanks to a grant from the Lumina Foundation, and Fresno is one of 75 communities nationwide, to receive resources to help others earn high quality degrees, by 2025.
"We're gonna be very focused on making sure we get our kids into the workforce, and have them be productive citizens." said Michael Hanson, Superintendent of Fresno Unified.
"I know the other partner institutions are equally focused on making sure all students who meet academic requirements, have the ability to get a certificate or degree." said Dr. Joseph Castro, President of Fresno State.