2012 Help Wanted Conference

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:26am

Governor Bob McDonnell
Commonwealth of Virginia

Margaret Spellings
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Rick Stephens
The Boeing Company

Patrick M. Byrne
Overstock.com, Inc.

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Here are the facts:

  • Approximately 90% of the jobs in the fastest-growing occupations require some level of postsecondary education and training.
  • Once first in the world, the United States now ranks 10th in the percentage of young adults with a college degree.
  • Eighty to ninety million adults today, about half of the workforce, do not have the skills required to acquire or advance in jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage.
  • There are more than 3.4 million jobs in the United States that remain unfilled due to an unskilled workforce.

Join us for the 2012 HELP WANTED conference on September 20 in Washington, D.C. for a robust conversation on how America is addressing the skills gap crisis. This exciting one day conference will bring together business leaders, policy makers, and innovative education organizations to discuss a wide variety of issues throughout  postsecondary education and the workforce.

Learn about topics like:

  • Innovation in higher education
  • States that are serious about reform
  • Highly skilled talent crisis
  • Rebuilding workforce development
  • And many more