GARDEN CITY, Kan. Starting in 2030, 71 percent of jobs in Kansas will require post-secondary education beyond high school. This figure is an estimate from the Kansas Department of Education.
The department asks high schools across Kansas to increase the number of students who earn a post-secondary education.
At 17 years old, Garden City High School senior Ammy Correa knows exactly what she wants to do after graduation.
“My plans after high school are to be a labor and delivery nurse,” she says.
Post-secondary education refers to any education students take beyond high school, including college or vocational programs. It’s something in which Garden City Public Schools Public Information Officer Roy Cessna is aware.
Cessna guarantees students in Garden City will not have a problem fulfilling the post-secondary-education requirement for future jobs.
School officials say two thirds of graduating students in Garden City go on to post-secondary education. As for Ammy, going to college is a dream she’s going to make come true.
“It means a lot,” she says. “It’s making my parents proud, first of all, and just getting a good job with it.”