Literacy and Job Skills
Today’s workforce has changed. Various skills are necessary for success. Multiple opportunities are needed for adults to enter the work force and achieve financial independence for themselves and their families. This independence allows them to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children and break the cycle of poverty.
These are some of the issues that are affecting adults in the community:
15.3% of adults over the age of 25 in Lubbock do not have a high school diploma.
13.4% of all Lubbock County families live below poverty level.
It is estimated that by 2018, only 30% of jobs in the U.S. will employ workers with either a high school diploma or an incomplete high school education – down from 72% in 1973, 44% in 1992, and 41% in 2007.
Under Success for Life, Lubbock Area United Way funds trageted programs that work stratically to create opportunities for adults to gain the literacy and job skills they need to work and live independently.