Future ForGED - take charge of your future
Montana GED Now!
“Through strong teamwork with education and training service providers, we will take the steps necessary to provide our citizens the training and skills they need to be employed and earn more money than they would without a GED. The GED
is more than education attainment; it is about self-sufficiency and the skills attainment that will sustain Montana’s economic future.”
Denise Juneau, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Between 1999 and 2009, employment in Montana increased by almost 19,000 jobs.
- Within the next decade, Montana’s labor force is expected to begin declining; however, employment in Montana is projected to increase by over 52,000 jobs from 2008 to 2018.
- Most of the employment growth during 2008 to 2018 will be in areas that require a high school level of education.
- One of the fastest projected areas of employment growth will be jobs that require an Associate’s degree or Vocational Award.
- Jobs that require short-term on-the-job training are expected to constitute 36% of all the new jobs created in Montana between 2008 and 2018.
- 20% of the projected new jobs in Montana are expected to require a Bachelor’s degree or above.
- Minority student groups make up about 10% of overall enrollment, but account for about 30% of dropouts.
- A recent study showed Montana’s dropout rate among students 16 to 19 years old was 9%, the sixth highest rate in the nation.
- 80% of the men incarcerated in the Montana State Prison never completed high school.
Future ForGED outreach brochures can be
obtained by contacting Connie Kinsey