Deep East Texas College & Career Alliance
The Higher DETCCA began in 2019-2020 with the mission that within four years, students will complete an individual learning path demonstrating commitment to self, peers, and community and to graduate college and career ready. Through the dual credit opportunities, students may graduate with core 42 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, an Institutional Award or Level I certificate.
Opportunities for Economic Improvement in the Jasper County Area
- 82% living below the poverty level; median income of less than $27,000 a year.
- 31% (ages 25-34 years old) with certificate or higher education degree.
- Unemployment rate is 4.8%; but more than 50% of the employed population working non-livable wages (part-time, minimum wages).
DETCCA supports the belief that workers with more education earn higher wages than employees with no post-secondary education.
- College-educated workers earn 84% more
- Workers with some college education (no degree) earn 16% more
Project, Borgen. “The Economic Benefits of Education.” https: borgenproject.org/economic-benefits-of-education/. pg, 2 July 2018