The best-paying jobs still depend on a college degree – but as the number of students living in poverty rises, higher education slips farther from reality for many.
That’s why the most forward-thinking companies are developing strategies to ensure all students have access to higher education.
To accelerate that process, on Tuesday, May 15, corporate, education and philanthropic leaders will explore strategies to prepare the workforce of tomorrow at a summit sponsored by CFES Brilliant Pathways and the GE Foundation. Media is welcome to attend the event, which will be held at CFES’ headquarters.
Panels of educators and industry leaders will focus on building the workforce of tomorrow. The event’s keynote speaker, Joseph Fuller, who leads the Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work initiative. Other speakers are leaders at Southwest Airlines, the Boston Celtics, Oracle Academy, Apple, and the GE Foundation.
Also in attendance will be community college presidents, school superintendents, policy experts and more.
The daylong event, “Building the Workforce of the Future,” will focus on the best ways schools and businesses can form strategic partnerships to help students acquire skills to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
“Every school and business needs to develop a plan that will help its youth become college and career ready,” said Rick Dalton, president and CEO of CFES Brilliant Pathways.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 8:30am-4:15pm
WHAT: CFES Summit will convene education, business, and policy leaders to discuss how to help students from underserved communities succeed in college and career.
WHERE: CFES Center, 2303 Main St, Essex, NY 12936
Jeff Moredock says
College for every student…but employment for every student? A college degree may open a door, but a needed skill set will let you walk in and stay. Don’t get me wrong, I think CFES does good and meaningful work, but a four year degree is not for every student or necessarily the pathway to employment. The next time you get a latte at Starbucks or a wrap at Pannera ask your server where he/she went to college and what they majored in. In the of all things .possible world one needs a college degree and a trade. Not philosopher/kings ala Plato, but mathematicians/carpenters or poets/electricians. And….everyone should learn, it’s the universal language