Community Impact

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Community Impact

The Need 

To remain competitive in retaining and recruiting companies and investment to the Sacramento region, we must address current and future workforce needs. California has a predicted shortfall of 1 million individuals with baccalaureate degrees by 2025. At the same time, over 4.5 million working-age adults in California, and 345,000 in the Sacramento Region, have some college but no degree. Re-engaging adult learners is an opportunity to build our workforce and reduce equity, attainment and skills gaps. It is an opportunity to adjust barriers currently impeding completion and to reach back and clear obstacles of those who have not completed.   

Sixty percent of California jobs require education beyond high school, but the post-secondary educational attainment rate among working-age adults is only 51% and even lower among Black (36%) and Latinx (20%) adults. 

How HornetAttain! Makes a Difference: 

  • Increases educational attainment  
  • Improves institutional access and educational support 
  • Advances individual and regional prosperity  
  • Develops talent to meet workforce needs 

Regional Economic Prosperity Is Impacted By: 

  • Talent retention 
  • Increased tax base 
  • Increased charitable giving 
  • Direct spending on goods and services 
  • Recruitment and retention of quality jobs 
  • Investment