About 65 by 2025

What is 65 by 2025?

65% by 2025 – Percentage of Working-Age Alaskans who will have a Postsecondary Credential, including but not limited to:

  • Completion of an apprenticeship program
  • Industry-Recognized Licensure, Workforce Credential, or Occupational Endorsement Certificate
  • Career or Technical Education Certificate
  • Associates, Bachelors, or Master’s Degree
  • Doctoral, Professional or Advanced Degree

The Alaska Postsecondary Access & Completion Network encourages completion of a
broader range of credentials, to include any education degree or certificate, registered
apprenticeship, industry recognized certificate, certification, or license valued and awarded by
professional groups, industry, vendors, government agencies, colleges, universities or technical
schools in recognition of an individual’s attainment of measurable skills that lead to
employment, higher wages, career advancement, and/or increased job security.

The Network uses the U.S. Census Bureau’s definition of degrees and certification, licenses,
or educational certificates* to track progress towards the attainment goal of 65% by 2025.

(Examples of credentials not included: certificate of attendance at a conference, completion of
professional development workshops, regular driver’s license, etc.)

For more information on the Network please view the AKCAN Press Release.