What It Takes to Succeed in the 21st Century—and How New Englanders Are Faring

Jobs for the Future

An historic leader in education, New England faces new challenges as its population diversifies amid an increasingly demanding economy.

This report assesses the implications of the region’s changing demographics and the skills needed to be a 21st century citizen. The authors recommend New England continue to develop its policies, practices, and partnerships to support underserved youth.

Education attainment and achievement indicators show that important segments of the population are not prepared for success in a knowledge-based economy.