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Takeout Tuesday: College Ready vs. Career Ready

Tuesday

Mar 20, 2018 – 6:00 PM

225 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Map

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College Ready vs. Career Ready Should we be pushing all of our children to attend college or are there viable careers in the skilled trades?  There’s a job skills gap.  Companies are looking to hire, but can’t find the individuals ready to fill the role.  For decades, the US has been pushing students to seek bachelor’s degrees versus attending trade schools as the jobs in the 21st century would need a college degree. But studies also show that the U.S. needs more tradespeople and that some jobs do not need a college education although it’s being required.  With technology changing daily, how do we as a country and state best prepare our workforce for the future of our economy?   Should we be pushing all of our children to attend college or are there viable careers in the skilled trades?  How do we best prepare our workforce to be able to meet the needs of our ever changing economy? For reading material and more information regarding this event please visit: http://broward.villagesquare.us/event/job-skills/ Panelists: Dr. Mildred Coyne, Executive Director of Career and Workforce Education and Economic Development, Broward College Mason C. Jackson, President & CEO, CareerSource Broward Moderator: J. David Armstrong, President, Broward College Price: Free! Spaced limited to the first 80 guests Event Details: Panel discussion will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink! Partners: Broward League of CitiesGreater Fort Lauderdale Alliance About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy. Take-out Tuesday is a regular part of programming at The Village Square. These events are free and open to the public. Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink and join us to learn about a hot local, state or national topic. The event will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.

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