The way we prepare students for the future is beginning to change because our economy is undergoing a makeover. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce published a report stating that by 2020, 65 percent of our economy’s jobs will require post-secondary education or training beyond high school. That means that students without these post-secondary milestones will only be applicable for 35 percent of jobs. Because of this, it is important to create programs that encourage students to pursue post-secondary education.

However, a four-year degree may not be the right path for every student.

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  • About the Author:

    Dave Knoche, the Executive Principal of Pikes Peak Early College in Peyton, Colorado, is a strong believer in the enormous benefits of flexible, relevant and individualized educational models that meet the needs of non-traditional learners. Students at Pikes Peak Early College use online course from Fuel Education.