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Colleges as Economic & Workforce Development Partners: Collaboration vs. Isolation

Dr. Vicki King-Maple's presentation will provide insights on how collaborative communities grow and win together when they discover the alignment of a modernized model that includes collaborating on grant-funded projects and job readiness initiatives; leading workforce priorities assessments and economic forecasts; influencing a climate of continuous learning while attracting, preparing, and retaining a skilled workforce; and strengthening an economy by impacting the productivity of employers and employees.

From community colleges to universities, educational institutions can serve as the hub for effectively preparing and advancing a workforce with the skills needed for employment and advancement, addressing today's workforce gap and employer needs, and strengthening economic development in communities served. 

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