By 2025, 60% of Capital Area residents will obtain a postsecondary degree, technical certification or valuable credential.
Promoting College and Career Readiness and Access for the Capital Area
The Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN) is a collaborative community network dedicated to increasing the college attainment rate of the Capital Area. Our mission is to increase college and post secondary readiness, participation, and completion. Our network includes representatives from education, higher education, business, nonprofit, philanthrophy, and government stakeholders. CapCAN targets our support and services to low-income, communities of color, and first-generation students. Help us create a college- going culture!
The FUTURE Awaits
Education is an investment in the future of the individual, our community, our economy, and our nation.
The World Has Changed
A high school diploma alone is not enough for our young people to transition from high school to the workforce. The 21st century global economy demands a more educated workforce. The job forecast predicts that over 70% of jobs in Michigan will require some form of degree or credential beyond high school by 2020. CapCAN has adopted the national goal to increase the percentage of adults (ages 25 to 64) who complete a two-year or four-year degree from 46% to 60% by 2020.