Education & Workforce Development Council
The Education & Workforce Development Policy Council convenes local business leaders interested in partnering with educators in an effort to improve public education, expand access to higher education and develop a 21st century workforce capable of competing in a global economy. As a result of the current economic climate, the Council is focused on boosting job recovery for today's workforce while preparing future generations of workers.
New Leadership, New Insight: A Brand New Vision for Our Children
Feb. 10, 2017
The Chamber's Education & Workforce Development Council is honored to have newly appointed California Senate Education Committee Chairman Ben Allen and First 5 LA policy and strategy Vice President Kim Pattillo Brownson to discuss cradle-to-career education and share their visions for the year ahead.
On the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed 2017-18 budget, the need is imperative for a Senate Education Committee chair who is bold and has a strong vision to move California forward. We look forward to hearing Sen. Allen's education priorities for our state.
In a period of declining tobacco sales, First 5 LA must continue to consider how to best leverage federal, state and public-private investments for a thriving business model to benefit our youngest learners. Brownson will share her strategies around this effort and the ongoing challenges that must be ironed out.
Research shows investments in early education reap significant benefits in our society and strengthen our 21st century workforce.
Be part of the conversation to ensure that a craddle-to-career education system continues to be a priority in California.
TENTATIVE 2017 DATES
This council meets most second Fridays of the month, 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the L.A. Area Chamber.
*Council meetings are open to Chamber members only.