Oakland County’s ambitious goal will lead to a more skilled workforce with higher earnings.County Executive Coulter launched Oakland80 with a goal of having 80 percent of 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 supported by a Task Force comprised of innovative leaders from education, business, and labor organizations.
Setting Education GoalsOakland 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. We must ensure post-high school students obtain the financial assistance available to them, students who start college finish with a degree, and industry-recognized credentials are widely available. Oakland80 features several state and regional training opportunities and resources to help support individuals reach their education and career goals.