High Skills, High Demand, High Wage – Skills-Based Education Comes of Age

inn breakfast picThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia held an Innovation Breakfast on September 14, 2017 titled, “High Skills, High Demand, High Wage – Skills-Based Education Comes of Age.” More than 175 participants attended the event.

This event was moderated by Linda Odorisio, Former VP of US Communications for CGI, and included a panel consisting of Beth Downey, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education for Fairfax County Public Schools; Miguel Gòmez-Ibáñez, President of The North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA; Basim Mansour, President of Michael & Son, Inc.; and Dr. R. Scott Ralls, President of Northern Virginia Community College.  Panelists discussed skills-based technical education and how it prepares individuals for high skill, high paying jobs; and philanthropy’s role in helping Northern Virginians grow the skills-based and craftsmanship ranks of our workforce, particularly to provide opportunities for the hard-to-employ in our community.

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