Two community organizations hosted a conference about the state of education in our area on Thursday.
Members of Waco ISD, Midway ISD, Connally ISD, McLennan Community College, Baylor University and Project Link were in attendance of the event held at the Region 12 Education Service Center in Waco.
Heart of Texas P-20 Regional Council and Prosper Waco hosted the event which included discussions with young entrepreneurs, students and industry members.
During the event, educators also learned the state is asking educations that by 2030, 60 percent of their graduates should earn a workforce certification or college degree.
According to Heart of Texas P-20 Council President Scott McClanahan, 27 percent of graduates are currently achieving that goal.
“In order for us to more than double the number of students who are achieving that goal. We need the entire community to help us. Whether that would be helping us with internships, providing us with feedback about what training their workers need that they see deficits in," McClanahan said.
On Friday, Central Texas educators will meet at a regional planning meeting to look at ways to achieve this goal.
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