MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College was fully represented at the Northwest Attainment Kick Off meeting. The meeting was part of the Achieve 60 Arizona initiative whose goal is for 60% of Arizonans to have achieved a post-secondary credential by 2030.
After a state-wide meeting by Expect More Arizona and Achieve 60 Arizona, a group of leaders from Mohave and La Paz counties decided to continue to work to set goals and create county-specific strategies to address shortages in educational attainment.
“It’s exciting to see such a variety of people dedicated to this goal. The positive work done here will ripple through our communities for generations to come,” said Carolyn Hamblin, Dean of Student and Community Engagement on Bullhead City campus.
The meeting started with a message from Dr. Stacy Klippenstein and Governor Doug Ducey. Leaders from Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Parker, Colorado City and La Paz county were represented during the meeting.
Participants were able to learn more about Expect More Arizona and the Las Vegas Talent Hub. Speakers from the Las Vegas Talent Hub discussed on the steps they’ve been taking in Southern Las Vegas to help achieve a post-secondary education.
Also providing additional information to attendees was Dr. Joe O’Reilly, Director of Decision Center for Educational Excellence at Arizona State University to present data on Mohave and La Paz County high schools.
Attendees were divided into community breakout groups with members of each community for introductions and to discuss what other community leaders would be beneficial to the committee.