Bridging the Education / Workforce Gap: Community College and Beyond
The pandemic brought home an urgent need: the best-educated are prospering but we are leaving too many behind. Community Colleges are a rich resource for educating higher skilled workers that industry is now demanding. However, schools, working with employers and policymakers, must do more to bridge the gap between education and employment.
This conference will host thought leaders from all parts of the education-workforce equation to discuss how we can expand and create new training opportunities that prepare students for quality jobs. Building on new models discussed in a new MIT study (MassBridge Advanced Manufacturing Education Benchmark Report) we will hear from educators, policymakers, industry, and students about how to bridge the gap. Advanced manufacturing can be one source for well-paying, highly skilled jobs, but our discussions will extend to other sectors, as well – health, financial, information technology. Please join us and help to set a new agenda for bridging the education / workforce gap.
The conference is hosted by MIT Open Learning and MassBridge, a state-wide effort to build new education models for advanced skills.