55 by 25 is an initiative with a goal of increasing the proportion of working-age adults in Acadiana with postsecondary degrees, certificates, or other high-value credentials to 55 percent by 2025.
55 by 25 Overview
The future prosperity of Acadiana depends on a fundamental commitment to education as a top regional priority. To ensure Acadiana is globally competitive, the region requires a strong and well-educated workforce. It is our firm belief that no accomplishment will be more critical to our future as a region.
To that end, our regional goal is to increase the proportion of working-age adults in Acadiana with postsecondary degrees, certificates, or other high-value credentials to 55 percent by 2025.
This goal will be met by ensuring a strong cradle through career education system, providing opportunities for the current labor pool to gain new skills, and attracting and retaining talented people in Acadiana.
We, a collaborative of business, education, faith, civic, and community leaders commit to:
of an equitable education system that meets the region’s need for talent and offers all Acadiana residents the chance for a better life through increased educational attainment
A Common Purpose
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In undertaking this joint commitment, we will adhere to the following guiding principles:
- Lead with the voice of the business community
- Commit to equity
- Embrace all meaningful pathways to educational attainment
- Acknowledge and support programs that advance the goal
- Use data to guide action
Dive into One Acadiana’s interactive dashboard to see the latest educational attainment data for our region.