(WXIA) -- Governor Nathan Deal signed a new bill on Friday that could increase Georgia's college completion rate.
Deal, according to a spokesperson for the Governor's Office, signed the HB 131 at Georgia Gwinnett College. Under the new bill, high school students have more incentive to take "dual credit courses" that allow for college credit and high school credit to be earned at the same time.
"By 2020, more than 60 percent of job openings in Georgia will require some form of postsecondary education," Deal said. "Frankly, we need boos the percentage of Georgians who hold a postsecondary degree in order to create a highly skilled workforce. In the long run, this new law will give college freshmen a head start and, we hope, will encourage more to stay until they attain their degree."