As part of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s National Governors Association (NGA) Chair’s Initiative, America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs, the governor and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will co-host a summit about connecting education and the workforce. The initiative spotlights improving education and workforce training systems and aligning those systems with the needs of individual state economies. To compete in today’s economy, a postsecondary degree or relevant workforce certificate is the “new minimum.” The initiative focuses on:
- Engaging education, business and government leaders in a dialogue about what governors can do to more closely align K-12, universities, community and technical colleges and workforce training providers with future labor demands; and
- Supporting governors and their staff in using data and information to identify states’ future labor demands, prioritize changes in state education and workforce training systems to meet those demands and take action to achieve desired results.
The summit will take place at the Stamford Marriott Hotel, 243 Tresser Boulevard, on Tuesday, Oct. 23.