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Complete Tampa Bay

Work, kids, bills, life. You’re busy – and adding school to your long list of responsibilities may seem impossible.

Putting it off could be costly, however. Beyond better pay, an education can unlock doors to careers with other life-changing perks – like healthcare coverage, retirement benefits or greater work/life balance.

We know returning to college can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. No matter where you are in that journey, there are local coaches and support tools available to help you finish what you started.

A completion coach is available to help.
The service is free and a coach can assist with the following:

Complete Tampa Bay can serve the following individuals:
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Over 12% of youth (age 16-24) in the region are neither enrolled in college nor employed.

*Source: Regional Competitiveness Report 2021

With more than 330,000 working-age adults in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties who started some college but did not complete college, and over 12% of youth (age 16-24) in the region who are neither enrolled or employed, the need to help people get into and finish an education/training credential is great. Complete Tampa Bay is here to help.

AVERAGE WAGES FOR LOCAL WORKERS BY EDUCATION/ TRAINING LEVEL*

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

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ASSOCIATES’S DEGREE

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VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE

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HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

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Not only does our workforce gain more skilled employees, but individuals who complete a credential, like an Associate Degree, earn up to 16% more on average and are 27% less likely to be unemployed than those with a high school diploma
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).
*Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics.

Contact Success Coach

Matt Smith

There is so much to think about when you are going back to school after a significant amount of time. As a Completion Coach, I assist students with reviewing transcripts, past work experience and future goals. I also help locate resources and act as an advocate as students transition back to college to complete their degree or work certification. My goal is to help adult students return to college and ultimately be successful!
Matt Smith