Did you know that in the last thirty years, U.S. jobs that required a postsecondary degree increased from 28% to 59%? And the trend is continuing. It is estimated that over the next decade, more than two-thirds of all jobs in this country will require higher education. With a startling high school dropout crisis, where 30% of our nation’s students do not graduate on time, how are we going to ensure our citizens have the skills and training necessary to fill employer and business demands?
On Wednesday, October 13th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) conducted a webinar to discuss the latest news surrounding higher education policies and innovations that are addressing these issues. This webinar highlighted how all postsecondary institutions, including universities, community colleges, and for-profit institutions, have a role to play in meeting the demands of work in the 21st century. In addition, our speakers addressed current policies and regulations that are currently under consideration by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Rolf Lundberg, Senior Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Isaac Reyes, Director, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Karen Elzey, Vice President, Institute for a Competitive Workforce
- Holly Kuzmich, Vice President and COO, Margaret Spellings and Company
- Victor Klatt, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
- D’Arcy Philps, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Date: October 13, 2010
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EDT