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Our Big Goal

Vermont has adopted a state level goal to grow the number of working-age Vermonters with a credential of value to 70 percent by 2025.

Credentials of value are degrees, educational certificates, occupational licenses, registered apprenticeships, or industry-recognized certifications that verify an individual’s competence in academic, technical or occupational skills. They are stackable, transferable, and have value in the job market. As of 2021, only 59 percent of Vermont’s working-age population (25-64) has a credential of value. In order to reach our 70 percent goal, we need to support Vermonters on their educational path. 


Goal 70%

Data Dashboard

Education beyond high school has become a key determinant of economic opportunity and social mobility. Yet access and success aren’t equitable.

The Advance Vermont Data Dashboard aims to measure progress toward Vermont’s postsecondary attainment goal, illuminate where gaps exist, and prompt action toward increasing Vermont’s postsecondary attainment rate.

Today’s Students Research

In the fall of 2019, Advance Vermont commissioned a survey of current and recent postsecondary students to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences, the barriers they face, and the solutions they need. Explore our first publication, which profiles today’s students in Vermont and outlines recommendations for modernizing policy, programming, and support services.

Data & Research

Advance Vermont is committed to thoughtful work informed by data and research. This collection of resources from Advance Vermont and our partners provides a snapshot of where we stand today and progress toward our goals.


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