postsecondary

adjective
post·sec·ond·ary | \ˌpōst-ˈse-kən-ˌder-ē \

Definition of postsecondary 

: of, relating to, or being education following secondary school postsecondary education The country has a rich infrastructure of 4,500 public and private postsecondary institutions with a high regard for academic freedom.— Lee Lawrence

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Employer Training Grants help companies pay for postsecondary certificates for their employees, too, says Teresa Lubbers, Indiana’s commissioner for higher education. Lisa Ward, WSJ, "Colleges Make It Easier for Older Students," 25 Mar. 2018 In an unusual twist, the infrastructure plan would reroute most of the money for vocational training from postsecondary programs to high schools. Emily Richmond, The Atlantic, "Does Trump’s Education Budget Even Matter?," 13 Feb. 2018 The Trump administration’s proposal to let students use Pell Grants for different forms of postsecondary training is a good start. Oren Cass, WSJ, "Not Everyone Should Go to College," 17 May 2018 Florida has made great progress at both the PreK-12 and postsecondary levels over the past 15 years. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 The push to increase technical training in secondary and postsecondary education, unlike many issues in education policy, has support from all corners—Democrats and Republicans, business and labor, officials from the Trump and Obama administrations. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "Vocational Programs Get Boost From Congress," 27 June 2018 Better job prospects The growth comes thanks to more federal and state funding and a 2008 law that gave intellectually disabled students access to postsecondary financial aid. Susan Snyder, Philly.com, "'The choice should be there.' More colleges enroll students with intellectual disabilities," 25 June 2018 This new reality is a challenge to the traditional K-12, postsecondary and labor market silos in America. Anthony P. Carnevale, Washington Post, "The Education and Labor departments were made for each other," 22 June 2018 Although the goal is to get kids into college or other postsecondary education, students can also become certified in a specific skill, enabling them to be job-ready by graduation. Sarah Gonser, NBC News, "Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.," 12 Apr. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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