Health problems kept Craig Buechel from completing high school. He ended up with a low paying job and finally decided he wanted more than that. He attended the East Jordan Adult Education Learning Lab where he earned his GED. "During the ceremony I was crying because I was so happy I was able to do it," said Buechel. He hopes to become a counselor or a psychiatrist.
Why do YOU need a college education?
College is no longer just for high achievers...it'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
increase 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.