Detroit Drives Degrees

The State of Education

The second annual State of Education will provide a detailed report on key data indicators that illustrate how the region’s education institutions are preparing students for college and the jobs of the future. Business leaders and education stakeholders will react to the data and discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on education outcomes in the coming years.

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What exactly is Detroit Drives Degrees (D3)?

Detroit Drives Degrees is a collective impact initiative to improve the talent pipeline in the Detroit region with three areas of focus:

  • Advancing ACCESS to postsecondary opportunities
  • Boosting student SUCCESS
  • Retaining local TALENT and attracting new talent

The rapidly evolving economy of the Detroit region requires strengthening the talent pipeline. The Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation’s Detroit Drives Degrees (D3) initiative seeks to increase the proportion of individuals with college degrees and high-skill credentials in the region. With only 43 percent of adults having attained this level of education, D3’s primary goal is to increase the postsecondary attainment rate to 60 percent by 2030.

Educational opportunity not only catalyzes economic development, but can also change lives by improving social and economic mobility. Higher education attainment remains the most assured way to earn a better standard of living, which can have broad and positive impacts on the community.

Learn more about Detroit designation as a Talent Hub


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