Office of Education

Achieve60AZ

Preparing Students for Success in the Workforce and Community

Currently in Arizona, only 42 percent of adults have education beyond a high school diploma.  However, in less than five years, nearly 70 percent of jobs will require education beyond high school.  In order for Arizona to be competitive, we need to focus on increasing the number of individuals who are equipped with a high value professional certificate or degree. 

To that end, a group of 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations throughout Arizona have formed an alliance to Arizona more competitive through the power of education by supporting a goal of 60 percent of adults, ages 25-64, with a professional certificate or college degree by 2030. This initiative, called Achieve60AZ, will work to achieve a more highly educated population in order to build Arizona’s workforce and attract more business to our state. This will increase the tax base and decrease poverty. Increasing the number of Arizonans who earn education beyond high school will lead to a more diverse, knowledgeable and innovative workforce that can compete nationally and globally.

Achieve60AZ has four main strategies:

  • Strengthening the K-12 Pipeline – Increase college readiness and high-school graduation rates
  • Completing Credentials – Implement policies to make it easier for Arizonans to finish their certificates or college degrees.
  • Increasing Access – Raise awareness about options beyond high school and make them more affordable.
  • Aligning Workforce Needs – Engage businesses, governments and educators to identify and close the skills gap.

Governor Ducey is committed to helping Arizona achieve this ambitious goal. We recognize that it will take commitment and perseverance on the part of all of us. We invite you to visit Achieve60AZ.com to sign up and to learn how you can be a part of this important initiative.

About Achieve60AZ:
More than 60 community, business, philanthropic and education organizations formed the Achieve60AZ alliance to support a goal of 60 percent of adults ages 25-64 with a professional certificate or college degree by 2030. Learn more at achieve60az.com.

Achieve60AZ Alliance

The following organizations have endorsed the postsecondary degree attainment goal and are working together to make Arizona more competitive through the power of education.

A for Arizona

ACPE

Apollo Education Group

Arizona Board of Regents

Arizona Charter Schools Association

Arizona Commerce Authority

Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

Arizona Community College Coordinating Council

Arizona Community Foundation

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Arizona GEAR UP

Arizona School Boards Association

Arizona State University

Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Arizona Superintendent Association

ATRA

AZ Chamber of Commerce

AZ Commerce Authority

AZ State Board of Education Vocational Education Board

AZ Transfer

AzCAN

Center for the Future of Arizona

College Success Arizona

Dine College

Early Childhood Development Health Board

East Valley Partnership

Eastern Arizona Community College

Expect More Arizona

First Things First

Flagstaff Chamber

Glendale Union High School District

Goldwater Institute

Grand Canyon University

Greater Flagstaff Chamber

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Greater Phoenix Educational Management Council

Greater Phoenix Leadership

Helios Education Foundation

ITT Tech

Jobs for Arizona's Graduates

Maricopa County Community College District

Midwestern University

Mohave County Community College District

Molera Alvarez

Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University College of Education

Northland Pioneer College

Penrose Academy

Piper Foundation

Read On Arizona

Southern Arizona Leadership Council

St. Xavier University

Stand for Children

State Board for Charter Schools

The Arizona We Want

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Universal Technical Institute

University of Arizona

University of Arizona College of Education

University of Phoenix

Veridus

West Coast Ultrasound Institute School of Imaging & Nursing