Plan aims to double community, technical college graduates
BATON ROUGE - The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system has outlined a plan that calls for the system to double the number of students it graduates annually to 80,000.
System president Monty Sullivan says the state won't be able to meet its workforce demands if it doesn't focus on educating the estimated 1.65 million Louisiana adults who have no post-secondary credentials.
Sullivan says he sees the 13 community and technical colleges that make up his system as crucial to helping solve the state's workforce challenge.
Also included in his system's 2020 strategic plan is doubling the earnings of an annual graduating class to $1.5 billion and quadrupling the number of students who transfer to four-year universities to 10,000 each year over the next five years.
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