Release Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020

HFC supports Governor Whitmer’s “60 by 30 Action Alliance”

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It is an ambitious goal, to support the growth of high-paying jobs and the prosperity of the middle class. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who visited HFC last year, recently announced a goal to increase the number of working-age adults in Michigan with an occupational certificate or college degree to 60 percent by 2030 in what is called the “Sixty by 30 Action Alliance.”

Achieving this goal would make Michigan a talent leader. A strong economy requires a concentration of talented people who are prepared to solve future challenges and be competitive in a global economy.

To achieve this 60 percent goal, partners across the state, including HFC, will need to innovate and work together.

“Henry Ford College is proud to support the governor’s goal of reaching 60 percent of adults with a college credential. We applaud the ‘Sixty by 30 Action Alliance' that was announced this year,” HFC President Russell Kavalhuna. “Michigan has a huge talent pool that will become our workforce of the future. We want to work together to make sure Michigan’s talented residents are ready to lead the way as educated, skilled workers. This is the work our College has been doing for 82 years through excellent, affordable education. We continue to see doors opened and lives changed through attainment of certificates and degrees.”

In the months ahead, the Action Alliance will begin looking beyond individual organizations to identify community-wide strategies to achieve this goal.

For questions or further information about the Action Alliance, please contact Michelle Richard at richardm8@michigan.gov.