By Ed Rust
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The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) has been reporting on the skills gap crisis in the country for months. As the education and workforce affiliate of the U.S.
The Institute for a Competitive Workforce’s (ICW) Cecilia Retelle recently participated in the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) program which was created by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in 1982. The fellowship is designed to introduce a new generation of American leaders to Europe’s political, business, and cultural environment, through experiential learning. Participating fellows visit five cities during a 24-day trip and meet with a range of policymakers and corporate decision makers. Cecilia discusses two successful education and workforce development programs in Germany and Montenegro
The Institute for a Competitive Workforce will be attending the Nebraska Chamber Century 2012: Economic Futures Forum to discuss the report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education.
The Institute for a Competitive Workforce will be discussing the recent report, Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education at the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
Aligning education delivery with business needs is one of our country’s most pressing imperatives if we are to minimize the increasing skills gap.
More than 36 years ago, the president of Central Washington University began facilitating meetings to bring business and education leaders together. Even at that time, there was a consensus that students were not graduating with the necessary skills employers were seeking.