On February 19, ICW collaborated with the youth advocacy organization, Young Invincibles, to bring together business and student leaders. “Getting to Work” will included a discussion on the need for the two groups to learn from and engage with one another to improve the pathway from education to employment to help close the skills gap.
|Tuesday, February 19|
Welcome Remarks and Audience Polling
The Future of Higher Education: From the Business and Student Lens
Business leaders and students have reciprocal goals-students want to get the most out of their degree and secure employment while business leaders are interested in hiring people with necessary skills to add value to the workforce. There is a lot of work to do to break down the barriers of communication between the two groups. This panel will discuss what each side has to learn from the other to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship.
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Introduction for Breakout Conversations
Business leaders and students will have the opportunity to converse with one another about each others' needs and how we can better connect higher education to employment.
Moving forward, how can business and higher education continue to engage one another in the ever-important topic of bridging the gap from school to work?