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 A Similar Scenario Down Under 

11/15/2012

Australia is probably not the first country that comes to mind when looking for similarities with the U.S. But when it comes to higher education ad job training, maybe it should be.

Both countries share goals of increasing the workforce skills of their population in the next 10-15 years—Australia looks to have 40 percent of residents attain a degree by 2025, while the U.S. is aiming for 60 percent over the same period of time.

The U.S. and Australia also realize that reaching those goals will require ensuring that nontraditional students— including low-income students, students in rural areas and displaced and incumbent workers—are included in the effort.

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