Aaron Schutt

GUEST COMMENTARY: Speak up in support of the University of Alaska

It is time to speak up to support the University of Alaska.

By 2025, 65 percent of the jobs in Alaska will require some form of postsecondary education. The last time this was measured, just 37 percent of Alaskans held a degree and only 50 percent had some form of higher education.

Alaska is facing large workforce gaps today and these will only grow if we can’t educate and train our own residents to compete in an economy that increasingly demands, and rewards, higher education.

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