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ERIC Number: EJ1153247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul-11
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Working Classes? Preparing for Employability
Harney, John O.
New England Journal of Higher Education, Jul 2017
On June 28, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) convened members of the Commission on Higher Education and Employability (CHEE) in Providence to discuss concrete ways New England employers, education leaders and policymakers can work together to ensure a successful, equitable workforce future. The Commission comprises high-powered educators, employers, economists, policymakers and several students. It is chaired by Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, the self-described "action-oriented" chief executive who has brought Johnson & Johnson, Virgin Pulse and Vistaprint Corporate Solutions to the Ocean State and attracted national attention with her plan for free college tuition. NEBHE has historically been interested in higher education's connections with economic and workforce development. Now, there's a new urgency. As NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas wrote in an op-ed in the "Providence Journal" the day before the Commission convened, "Our region faces a fast-changing modern economy, as well as challenging demographic shifts, and it's time that we optimized how higher education works with other stakeholders in our regional economy--starting by providing our students with the right skills to match tomorrow's jobs."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
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