About America Works
Get all the key information about the America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrows Jobs Conference in the palm of your hands. You can see the agenda, location, speakers, updates and all the current information you need for the America Works summit. The America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrows Jobs summit is scheduled for March 26, 2014 at the Devon Energy Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This summit is the capstone activity for the NGA Chairpersons initiative to improve the workforce in all 50 states. Participants will engage with industry, education, government, and advocacy leaders in a conversation regarding Oklahoma’s education and training systems and the impact each has in meeting the needs of businesses for the continued growth of our state's economy.
This Initiative Will…
• Elevate the importance of postsecondary education—a degree or workforce certificate—as the “new minimum” in order to gain access to opportunities.
• Produce a governors’ guide and case studies on leading state efforts to integrate and use education and workforce data to better align higher education and workforce training with state specific labor needs.
• Kick off an intensive effort with six to eight states to develop and implement a policy agenda to build and strengthen education and workforce training programs, promote stronger collaboration and information sharing between education and workforce/economic development agencies and organizations and education entities.
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