Statistics show the best way to land a job is to finish college and earn a degree or certificate. And that’s exactly what Richland College students promised to do by signing a mass pledge to complete their degrees and certificates before transferring to a four-year college or enter the job market.
On Wed., Oct. 24 students gathered for a commit to complete rally in the West Breezeway to sign a completion pledge, as part of a national community college movement. The event was hosted by the college’s Office of Student Life.
In April 2010, leaders of six national organizations representing the nation’s 1,200 community colleges signed The Call to Action, a pledge to increase student completion rates by 50 percent over the next decade. In
October 2010, the first White House Summit on Community Colleges was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and a community college professor. President Obama, philanthropist Melinda Gates and a host of speakers praised community colleges for serving almost half of the nations college students and playing a pivotal role in educating the workforce. The President has called for community colleges to produce an additional 5 million degrees and certificates in the next 10 years, part of his goal to restore the United States as the worlds leader in college graduates.
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