Partners

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.

 Education Goals

​High School Completion

95%
|         |            |          |          |             |
0%     20%     40%     60%     80%     100%

Percentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over with a high school diploma or equivalent1

​Credentials/Certifications

61%
|           |           |         |          |             |
0%     20%     40%     60%     80%     100%

Percentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over who have obtained a college degree or industry-recognized credential/certification3

Some College, No Degree

19%
|           |           |         |          |             |
0%     20%     40%     60%     80%     100%

Percentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over who have some college education, but no degree1

Post-Secondary Completion

57%
|           |           |         |          |             |
0%     20%     40%     60%     80%     100%

Percentage of Oakland County population 25 years and over who have an associate’s degree or higher1

Post-Secondary Enrollment

36%
|           |           |         |          |             |
0%     20%     40%     60%     80%     100%

Percentage of Oakland County population age 18+ (excluding residents who have already received an associate’s degree or higher) enrolled in some form of post-secondary education1

Net Migration

-951
|                 |           |         |           |            |
-1,000     -750     -500     -250       0         250

Number of domestic and international movers into Oakland County.2

​1Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates (2019)
​2Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year estimates (2019)
​3Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates (2019); Corporation for Skilled Workforce

 Partners

Achieving the Dream
ATS Midwest
Baker College
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Cyb Llings, Inc.
Denso
Detroit Drives Degrees
Dutton Farms
GLOBALIT
Hazel Park Promise
HVS
JVS Human Services
Lawrence Technological University
MCAN
MedCerts
Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education
Michigan State University
 NAF
 Northwood University
 Novi Community School District
Oakland Community College
Oakland County 
Oakland County Michigan Works!
Oakland Literacy Council
Oakland Schools
Oakland University
Operating Engineers Local 324
Plumbers Local 98
Pontiac Collective Impact
Promise Impact
Rochester University
SEMCOG
State of Michigan Labor and Economic Opportunity
Troy School District
Walsh College
WIN




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