Education System Leaders

Community colleges and adult education providers play a crucial role in training and upskilling our nation’s workers. Closing the skills gap and creating opportunities for out of school youth will not be solved without the combined engagement of community college programs, career technical education, certifications, and apprenticeships and the workforce system. By creating hand-in-hand partnerships to meet the needs of businesses and to engage career seekers in training that connects them to the world of work, community colleges, education practitioners, and workforce development can approach these challenges with a shared understanding and aligned goals.

The Forum 2017 offers education practitioners and community college leaders an unparalleled opportunity to convene as leaders, learners, peers, and friends to participate in key conversations, generate ideas, and determine how we will respond to our collective and individual challenges in a spirit of growth and collaboration.