California Community Colleges Board of Governors

On March 22, 2021 California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez presented the organization's research into adults with no college degree. For the 6.8 million Californians ages 25–54 with a high school education but no associate’s or bachelor’s degree, employment prospects are increasingly limited—particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted plans for future education, employers’ expectations, available positions, and more.