Will you take the challenge to finish your goal? It’s becoming increasingly more evident that degrees will be necessary to secure a job and will lead to increased earnings over time. So that’s exactly what PTK is asking students at Butler to do — sign a mass pledge to complete their degrees and certifications before leaving community college for transfer or to enter the job market.
These students join a national community college movement, as the student arm of The Community College Completion Corps, a national education initiative. In October 2010 the first White House Summit on Community Colleges was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, a community college professor and wife of Vice President Joe Biden. President Obama, philanthropist Melinda Gates and a host of speakers praised community colleges for serving almost half of the nation’s college students and playing a pivotal role in educating the workforce.