WHEREAS, according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, 70 percent of all jobs in Michigan will require some postsecondary education training beyond high school in 2020 and only 30 percent of Michigan jobs will be available to those with a high school diploma or less; and,
WHEREAS, according to the Michigan College Access Network, Michigan will create 1.3 million job vacancies between 2008 and 2018 both from new jobs and from job openings due to retirement; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan College Application Week provides dedicated time and space to ensure all high school seniors have the opportunity to apply to at least one postsecondary education institution; and,
WHEREAS, during the week of October 26 – October 30, 2015, all Michigan colleges and universities are encouraged to accept the National Association for College Admission Counseling application fee waiver for those students with a demonstrated financial need in order to ensure that no student is deprived of the opportunity to pursue admission to the institution(s) of their choice due to financial hardship;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 26 through October 30, 2015 as Michigan College Application Week in Michigan.