Adult Learners in RI's Workforce

Report by DataSpark
August 2016


Adult education is a key component of the education system in Rhode Island and nationally. It’s part of a continuum of education that also includes K-12, higher education, and workforce training—all leading toward the goal of helping learners become productive members of society.
Studies in other states, including a recent longitudinal study in Oregon, have found a significant correlation between adult education and economic health indicators, including employment and income status. This data story examines the impact of adult education on learners’ job prospects in RI, including their ability to gain and retain employment and to earn higher wages.