Oakland County’s ambitious goal will lead to a more skilled workforce with higher earnings.
Oakland County is positioned to be a national leader in educational attainment, with exemplary K-12, higher education, economic development, business, and workforce development partners. Our partnership, Oakland80, sets a goal of 80 percent of our adults with a post-high school degree or credential by 2030. This will lead to residents earning higher wages and pursuing more in-demand careers while employers access highly-skilled talent for their workforce. Oakland80 is managed jointly by the County Executive’s office and workforce development division under the economic development department and is made possible by innovative leaders from education, business, nonprofit and labor organizations.