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Bridging the Education-Workforce Divide: Upskilling America’s Workforce

  • SVC 203-02 , Capitol Visitor Center (map)

Today’s students are more diverse - in age, race, income-level and employment background - than ever before. That demographic diversity is matched in the diversity of pathways to and through postsecondary education and the workforce. These educational pathways span a wide range of programs and criss-cross traditional higher education, workforce training, short-term credentials and other new models designed to meet today’s students where they are, but current federal policies and available funding streams do not always work together seamlessly for the benefit of students.

Are policies encouraging or creating barriers for institutions and stakeholders to work together to help students earn quality credentials that lead to employment?

Join Dr. Aaron Thompson, President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, and Jason Smith, Partnership Executive Director of Bridging Richmond, for a roundtable discussion on the connections and challenges between the nation’s higher education and workforce systems.

INVITE: Bridging the Education-Workforce Divide
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Capitol Visitors Center, SVC 203-023
First St NE, Washington, DC 20515
Contact: ebouck@higherlearningadvocates.org

Dr. Thompson and Mr. Smith are members of the Higher Learning Advocates Champions Network, a bipartisan group of forward-thinking state and local leaders devoted to improving quality, outcomes and affordability in postsecondary education. Please join us for this roundtable discussion and networking opportunity.

Light refreshments and coffee will be served.