America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs

The National Governors Associations Chair's Initiative for 2013/2014 has published "America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs".  The report lays out the business community challenges of not being able to fill knowledge-intensive jobs, and proposes several steps that could be taken by state governors to ensure better alignment between business, workforce training, and state public education systems.  These changes will improve access to economic opportunities for Connecticut citizens. Workers with education and training in fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and other skilled trades will be best prepared to capture the high-wage jobs of the next decade.  Those are the jobs that will support families and help Connecticut thrive.  Although high-ability and high-achieving students are not mentioned specifically, efforts focusing on educational excellence and preparedness for 21st-century challenges needs to seriously consider the special needs of these students.  Read the full report below.

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