Educating Your Future Workforce:
A Forum For Employers

Featuring Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester and
Commissioner of Higher Education Richard Freeland

Degrees of Urgency: Goals for Measuring Student Success and Career Readiness

Massachusetts faces critical shortages of college graduates and skilled workers to fill open and future positions in key industries that sustain our economy and drive our future growth. Even applicants who meet job description requirements often lack the real world skills required in today’s workplace. We risk losing jobs and industry if employers cannot find the talent we need!

How can we fill the Massachusetts workforce pipeline with qualified candidates? This business forum will explore the challenges we face, the action that is needed, and the roles that our K-12 education system, public colleges and universities, and the business community must play.

This is an opportunity for employers to have a frank discussion with the Commissioners about your needs and perspectives, and to learn how new assessments are being used to align K-12 education with higher education and career expectations.  You will also hear how the Vision Project is measuring progress in higher education to produce the best educated citizenry and workforce in the nation.

Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration and refreshments at 8:00 a.m. with program to follow.

Interprint, 101 Central Berkshire Blvd., Pittsfield, MA 01201

Click here to register. Registration is free but seating is limited.

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Since people are still watching our forums, What’s Next for the Common Core State Standards?, we are happy to continue to make the webcasts available!

These, and the forums, were made possible through the generosity of Evaluation Systems of Pearson, Fidelity Investments , Intel and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

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