Cathy Potter


Cathy Potter was laid off from a manufacturing job in 2006, and had the opportunity to attend West Shore Community College in the Computers in Business program. She is now able to work in the new alternative energy industry. Having a degree helped her to obtain the job and she uses her new skills every day.

Why do YOU need a college education?

College is no longer just for high's for everyone. College gives you the skills you need to get a good job, a job that will allow you to support your family.

Consider the Statistics:

  • By 2018, 30 million new and replacement jobs will require some college.
  • Nearly 1.15 million working-age adults in Michigan who have earned a GED or high school
    diploma, but have not entered post-secondary education, are earning at or below the state’s
    median wage of $15.45 per hour.
  • If those adults in Michigan with either a high-school diploma, some college, or an
    Associate’s Degree were to earn a Bachelor’s Degree, their cumulative lifetime earnings would
    by $2.43 trillion. (Click to see the difference!)
  • If the approximately 692,000 working-age adults we have identified as not having a high school
    diploma were to earn a diploma or GED, their annual net fiscal contribution would
    increase by $4.97 billion. If they went on to college, their annual net fiscal contribution would
    increase by another $3.13 billion.  




College is possible

Don't let the statistics scare you. Every day, people who never thought they would attend college are signing up and succeeding.  Let the Adult Learning Partnership Programs help you get ready, get enrolled and get a great new career.