An Initiative of Women Employed and the Chicago Jobs Council
By 2020, 67 percent of Illinois jobs will require a college degree or certificate, yet three million Illinois adults don't have education beyond high school. To address this gap, Women Employed and the Chicago Jobs Council launched the Pathways to Careers Network, an initiative to increase college and career success for adult learners with low basic skills. The Network:
Huge Gains for Women in Election; Challenges Remain
CHICAGO — Tuesday’s election was a major victory for women and families. More women than ever now hold seats in Congress, and voters elected new leaders who are committed to equal pay, paid sick days, and other policies that matter to working women.
An Agenda for Women and Families
We must ensure that the concerns of women and their families remain at the forefront of our national agenda. With more women than ever now serving in the U.S. Senate and strong progressive candidates serving in both chambers, we must make sure that the champions for women and families that you put into office take action to support fair pay, access to health care, and expanded educational opportunities for all women. There is still much work to be done to ensure action on a strong agenda for women.
By 2020, over 67 percent of jobs in Illinois will require some postsecondary education or training—yet 3 million adults lack education beyond high school.