work+EDU - A Boston Forum on Bridging the Gap Between Education and Jobs

Penn Foster, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, Boston Private Industry Council and North Shore Community College gather leaders to discuss how best to support job seekers and employers in the fastest growing industries.
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BOSTON - March 13, 2018 - PRLog -- EdTech Times is hosting an event called work+EDU. Held at District Hall in Boston's Seaport District on June 20, the event will bring together leaders in secondary and post-secondary education and employers in the fastest growing industries in the region — healthcare, technology and advanced manufacturing. Also present will be policymakers and agencies who serve jobseekers, as well as edtech entrepreneurs bringing new services and solutions to the workforce education space. Speakers will share successful strategies providing smooth pathways from education into jobs and programs that up-skill existing employees to take on new roles. Attendees will engage in a workshop to develop new prospective pathways for those in their communities. The goal of the event is to introduce the audience to new policies, organizations and strategies they can use to serve job seekers and employees the fastest growing industries across the region.

work+EDU features dynamic speakers and session leaders from: Penn Foster (Kevin Bauman), Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (Linda Noonan), Boston Private Industry Council (Alysia Ordway), and North Shore Community College (Dr. Christy Sugarman).

Event advisors include leaders from: Microsoft, North Shore Community College, North Shore Workforce Investment Board, University Ventures and Penn Foster.

EdTech Times and event partners—Jobs for the Future, Knack, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, Penn Foster and University Ventures—reach more than 30,000 leaders across K-12, higher ed, workforce development agencies, edtech companies and employers.

"We're excited to convene top leaders in workforce education to share best practices and map effective pathways from education into in-demand jobs in the fastest growing industries in our region. Our work in Boston reflects national trends in employment, so we feel this conversation is incredibly timely," said Hakan Satiroglu, founder of EdTech Times and co-founder of LearnLaunch.

"As healthcare, technology and advanced manufacturing industries grow, there is an urgent need to find qualified people to fill in-demand jobs. work+EDU will facilitate the sharing of new effective strategies to meet this vital challenge. Workforce education is core to EdTech Times' mission, which is to report from the intersection of education, technology, innovation and work." said Hester Tinti-Kane, CEO of EdTech Times.

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This event is hosted by EdTech Times.

EdTech Times is a digital media company sharing untold stories from the intersection of education, technology, innovation, and work. Follow @edtechtimes on Twitter.


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