Thank you!

Thanks for your interest in our report, Reach for the STARs: Realizing the Potential of America’s Hidden Talent Pool.

This research reveals the hidden talent pool of more than 70 million workers who are Skilled through Alternative Routes (STARs), rather than a four-year college degree. In addition, you’ll learn more about the following topics:

  • Low wage does not mean low skill. On the contrary, many skills for low- or middle-wage jobs are similar to those required for many higher-wage jobs.
  • STARs develop skills for higher-value, higher-wage work through work experience and other alternative routes.
  • STARs are a vast overlooked talent pool that includes 5 million STARS already in high-wage roles and another 30 million with the skills to transition into higher-wage work today.


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