ACCE Webinar: Addressing the Skills-Jobs Disconnect Through Education Attainment

Date: March 23, 2017Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)
Location:  ACCE Webinar via GoToWebinar
Contact: Edgar CastilloPhone: 213-580-7503Email: ecastillo@acce.orgLink:

As cited in ACCE’s Horizon Initiative, when a community can’t align the supply of skilled talent with industry demand, economic growth will be hindered. By fostering education attainment initiatives, chambers can address skills-jobs disconnect and tap the abundance of employment opportunities.

This notion has given rise to post-secondary attainment as a crucial catalyst for growth. In this webinar, learn how chambers are tackling post-secondary learning by focusing on different stages in the attainment continuum – ensuring students have access and means to attend college, and then supporting them toward degree completion.

Hear From: Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber, will discuss the chamber’s commitment to guaranteeing students matriculate into college by promoting FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion to the 4,000 high school seniors in the El Paso community.
Tina Wirth, Senior VP of Education & Workforce Development, JAXUSA Partnership, will outline the chamber’s Earn Up initiative, which assists adult learners with some college but no degree, and military veterans in earning a postsecondary certificate or degree.

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