The Cost of Dropping Out: The Effects of the High School Drop Out Rate on America's Competitiveness

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The Cost of Dropping Out: The Effects of the High School Drop Out Rate on America's Competitiveness is a collaborative effort between ETA Innovation University and the Office of Workforce Investment, Division of Youth Services. The Webinar will include the Education Day's Introduction and Opening remarks by Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration, and Mason Bishop, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. Panelists will include: Paul Harrington, Professor, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and Martin Bean, General Manager of Worldwide Education Strategy, Products, and Solutions, Microsoft, Incorporated. Microsoft, Inc. will discuss the 21st century global economy demands for a more highly educated workforce and the effects of our high drop-out rate on America's ability to compete. To produce this educated and skilled workforce, innovative "K through Gray" education and lifelong learning systems, economic development strategies, and workforce investment systems at the regional, state, and Federal levels must be designed and aligned. This Webinar will offer a unique learning opportunity for the public workforce investment system and its partners to learn about the cost of dropping out and the importance of the public workforce investment system taking the lead in creating a national strategy for this untapped labor pool.



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