WHEREAS, according to the United States Department of Labor, 62 percent of all jobs in Michigan will require some postsecondary education training beyond high school in 2018;
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 college, and
WHEREAS, during the week of November 3 – November 9, 2013, 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 Sunday, November 3 through Saturday, November 9, 2013 as Michigan College Application Week.