Discussion will examine degree attainment and workforce readiness
Student body leaders from the greater Seattle-King County area will be meeting with Seattle business leaders at North Seattle College on Wednesday, March 18th to identify shared challenges and potential solutions in navigating local skills gaps.
Nationwide, the economy needs more college graduates, yet attaining a degree has never been more financially daunting. Recent studies found that 96 percent of colleges’ chief academic officers feel their graduating students are ready for success in the workforce, yet only 11 percent of business leaders agree. The roundtable will explore how these trends affect Seattle economic recovery and how the two communities in partnership with the workforce development system can collaborate to solve it.
The goal of the meeting is to learn about local challenges and facilitate greater dialogue and collaboration between these critical constituencies. The discussion will provide a unique opportunity to learn from each other about needs, identify common goals, and drive innovative workforce solutions.
This roundtable discussion is part of a larger series that the National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC) is hosting called the Students Speak Series. NCLC will facilitate similar conversations in 14 other cities including Detroit, Los Angeles, Austin, Texas, Boston, Atlanta, and Columbia, S.C. Local partners supporting the Seattle session include the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County.
WHO: Michael Zuckerman, Robert Half Technology
Aimee Green, Yoh Services, LLC
Kristina Hayek, Hexcel Corp
Bryan Price, Red Dot Corp
Teresa Stanberry, Boeing
Alex Shockey, Empres Healthcare Management
Julie Dunn, King County
Maribel Centego, City of Seattle
Laura Yanez, Student body president Highline College
LaTonya Brisbane, Speak of the Caucuses Highline College
Ruth Krizao, Student Vice President Highline College
Mitchell Gustin, Student Body President Cornish College of the Arts
Morgan Elrod, student Cornish College of the Arts
Makenna Gadient, student Cornish College of the Arts
Sarah Baker Student Body President North Seattle College
Anya Gepfrich, student North Seattle College
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
WHERE: North Seattle College
Opportunity Center for Employment & Education, Room 142
9600 College Way N
Seattle, Washington 98103-3514
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