What is it?
The Michigan College Access Networks (MCAN) is enlisting the help of Local College Access Network to increase the post-secondary attainment rates of all Michigan residents across the state.
The Wexford-Missaukee College Access Network (WMCAN) was formed to increase the post-secondary attainment rate of students in the Wexford-Missaukee ISD service area. WMCAN wants
60% of Wexford-Missaukee ISD service area residents to have post-secondary degrees or credentials by 2025. We call that GOAL 60% by 2025.
Why do we need it?
Job forecasting indicates that 62% of all jobs in Michigan will require post-secondary training by 2018. The post-secondary attainment rate in Michigan is 35.6%, ranking Michigan 33rd in the nation.
County Post-Secondary Attainment Rates:
Wexford County: 25% ranking 52/83 counties in Michigan.
Missaukee County: 22% ranking 70/83 counties in Michigan.
Osceola County: 23% ranking 64/83 counties in Michigan.
Michigan's Student Pipeline:
100 students enter 9th grade
↓71 graduate from high school
↓42 enter college
↓28 return to college for a second year
↓18 graduate with a 4 year degree in 6 years
What are we doing?
College Access Projects:
- College Application Week
- MI College Goal- FAFSA Completion Event
- Increase Direct Credit Offerings at Local High Schools
- Implement Early College Program at ISD/CTC
- Develop Career Pathway Associate Degrees in:
- Metal Fabrication and Welding
- Computers, Electronics, Networking Technologies