NoRTEC region outperforms the state and nation

NoRTEC stands for the Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium, consists of 13 counties in northern California. In their recent Regional Labor Market Profile and Industry/Sector Analysis, it was found that this region outperforms the state and nation in terms of portion of the population with at least some postsecondary education. Nearly 62% of adults in the NoRTEC region have some college or an associate’s, bachelor, or graduate degree, compared to 59.7% of California’s adults and 57.5% nationwide. The NoRTEC region also significantly outperforms the state and the nation in portion of adults who have at least completed high school; more than 86% of NoRTEC adults have a high school diploma or equivalent or greater, compared to 80.7% statewide and 85.6% nationally. In addition, the region has a significantly greater portion of adults who have started a postsecondary program or completed an associate’s degree (40.2%) than the state (29.5%) or the nation (28.8%). You can read more here.