FREMONT — Complete to Compete Northwest Ohio, a post-secondary education completion priorities program, will be hosted by Terra State Community College, Four County Career Center, Northwest State Community College and Owens Community College.

The event is slated for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Terra State Community College, Fremont.

By 2020, 64% of jobs in Ohio will require some post-secondary credential. Just four out of 10 Ohioans currently have the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to fill the majority of high skill, in-demand jobs today and in the future. This workforce “gap” has created an urgent need to increase the number and percentage of Ohioans with a post-secondary degree, certificate or other credential of value in the marketplace.

Ohio has established a Complete to Compete Ohio goal, which states that “by 2025, 65% of Ohioans ages 25-64 will have a degree, certificate or other post-secondary workforce credential of value in the workplace.”

Increasing the number of Ohioans with post-secondary credentials will result in increased career opportunities, stronger communities, a more robust tax base, a healthier economy, less reliance on public assistance, and a more competitive position in the global search for talent and investment.

The event is located at Terra State Community College, Neely Conference and Hospitality Center, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

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