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Adult education is the key to preparing these workers for occupational training and skilled employment, and better funding and an expanded role will enable it to meet the demand more effectively. In the past, high school graduates could enter the middle class by getting jobs in the manufacturing sector immediately after graduation and moving eventually into skilled, higher-paying positions. Today, however, technological advances and offshore production have greatly decreased the need for unskilled, entry-level labor. A high school diploma by itself has far less value in the job market as a result, and employers increasingly prefer to hire skilled workers with a postsecondary credential such as a degree, certificate or license. With 9. Expanding adult education services to help more low-skilled but highly motivated individuals succeed in post-secondary training will benefit Michigan. Skilled workers help attract and keep businesses in the state, spend more in their local communities, pay more in taxes, and are less likely to become unemployed or need public assistance.
In April , Michigan Governor Snyder signed legislation that made it easier for career changers to become teachers. The removal of the requirement meant many more new teachers were ready to staff severely under-staffed Michigan schools in fall Michigan's route to alternative certification is based on the interim teaching certificate.
All career and salary information pulled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics pupil expenditure information was provided by Governing. Important Note: Education licensure requirements, statistics and other information are subject to change. Please confirm licensing requirements with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Some states also have specific course and credit-hour requirements. Michigan does not list specific course or credit hour requirements, but every college or university teacher preparation program will have requirements of its own.