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State Data-based Profiles Underscore Need for Adult Education Programs

Posted on 01/03/2014

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The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) recently released infographics with the title Tapping the Potential: Profile of Adult Education Target Population External link opens in new window or tab. These profiles are available as a PDF for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as for the country as a whole. Using Census data, the profiles display the percentages of adults without a high school credential or English proficiency by age, gender, race, and ethnicity, and their participation rates in the labor market and in adult education. The graphics also cover both the federal and state investment in adult education by year for 2009 and 2010. To find the individual state profiles as well as frequently asked questions about the data and the findings, go to the State Profiles of the Adult Education Target Population page External link opens in new window or tab on the OVAE Web site.

From the OVAE Connection External link opens in new window or tab newsletter of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U. S. Department of Education, December 5, 2013.

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