Haslam Focuses on Drive to 55 for the New Year

Gov. Bill Haslam says the New Year will bring added efforts to push more Tennesseans to complete college and technical school degrees. An advertising campaign and publicity tour will highlight Haslam’s reconnect and complete initiative aimed at folks between ages 25 and 64 who dropped out of college or tech training after 2007. More than 110,000 Tennesseans have earned almost enough credits to get a post—secondary degree or certification. The state will blitz media, spending $1 million urging degree completion. The latest effort part of Haslam’s “drive to 55” campaign. The republican governor says his goal is to achieve a 55 percent rate of higher education graduation by 2025.

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