Investing in Effective Workforce Development Strategies

When: 
Friday, October 3, 2014
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Where: 
Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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You may be surprised to learn that:
 
  • Students with at least some post-secondary education earn about $473,000 more than their less-educated peers over the course of a lifetime. 
  • If lower-educated adults were to complete an Associate degree and benefit from the typical average wage gain associated with it, the U.S. would experience an increase in personal income of $848 billion.
  • Nearly half of all jobs in the labor market today (and for the foreseeable future) are middle-skill jobs requiring more than high school but less than a four-year college degree. Another third of all jobs require a four-year degree—meaning about 8 in 10 jobs are beyond the reach of workers who lack a post-secondary credential such as an industry certification, occupational credential, or college degree. 
If you are concerned about our 100,000+ neighbors living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, join us for the next Funders’ Roundtable to explore cutting-edge strategies in workforce development. Together, we will discuss the role private philanthropy can play to spur innovation and build creative partnerships that will equip adults with the skills they need to pursue careers that will pay a living wage. 
 
Speakers:
Sarah Oldmixon, Director of Workforce Initiatives, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Bridgette Gray, Managing Director, Per Scholas--National Capital Region
David Godsted, Executive Director, and Matthew Fortier, Senior Manager, International Rescue Committee
 
Registration and more information is available here.
 
About the Funders' Roundtable of Montgomery County
The Funders’ Roundtable free lunch events provide representatives of local companies and foundations with an opportunity to get acquainted, learn more about Montgomery County funding priorities, and share best practices. The events are open to grantmakers only, and have anywhere from 15 to 30 attendees. Each luncheon focuses on a different funding topic – education, health care, etc.—selected in advance by the group.
 
Lunch is provided courtesy of our 2014 sponsors: The Community Foundation for Montgomery County, Mead Family Foundation, Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, and The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

 

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