County tagged by Lumina Foundation as part of nationwide study

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Jackson County will have access to new funding and a network of resources to help increase the number of students earning post-secondary degrees or certification.

The Lumina Foundation, an independent and privately funded group focused on improving higher education, announced Wednesday a partnership with 20 cities throughout the country to increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

Only 23.5 percent of adults in Jackson County older than 25 have obtained some type of workforce certification or a two- or four-year college degree, said Jackie Hill, director of workforce development for Jackson County Industrial Development Corp.

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