Education & Workforce Development Council

Date: August 24, 2012Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Show map L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce
350 South Bixel
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Sonia Campos-RiveraPhone: 213-580-7538Email: srivera@lachamber.com

Join us for a Education Workforce Development Council meeting.
Confronting the College Graduation Crisis
Friday, August 24    
10 - 11:30 a.m.
L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Join us as we welcome the Lumina Foundation President & CEO Jamie Merisotis and Superintendent-President of Long Beach City College Eloy Ortiz Oakley, for a thought provoking conversation regarding the growing gap of U.S. college graduation.

Lumina Foundation is the nation's largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. Under Merisotis' leadership, Lumina's goal is to ensure that by 2025 60 percent of Americans hold degrees. Oakley is best known for implementing innovative strategies and policies that help students succeed in college. He helped offset costs associated with his college-based reforms by leveraging private funding granted by local business leaders, philanthropists and foundations.

The rate of college graduation has drastically diminished compared to other countries around the globe. Come learn from experts about the alarming trends of college completion and how a growing census of educational, civic and the business community have addressed this calamity head on.  

The Education & Workforce Development Council leads business community and educator partnerships to reform our public education and develop the 21st century workforce to successfully compete in the global economy. In the current economic climate, the council is focused on job recovery for today's workers while preparing the future workforce.
Special guests:

Jamie Merisotis
President & CEO of Lumina Foundation
Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Superintendent-President Long Beach Community College District
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For more information, contact Candace Nafissi at Cnafissi@lachamber.com or 213.580.7598.