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Students in the U.S. currently rank 25th in math and 17th in science among their peers in other industrialized countries. Yet research shows that 80 percent of future jobs will require literacy and skills in these areas. To meet future workforce needs and maintain our global competitiveness, we must improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills among students and increase access to STEM careers particularly among underrepresented populations.
2012 - 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
The recent recession and weak economic recovery have been characterized by historically high rates of long-term unemployment. Workers confronted with persistent unemployment face a number of challenges, including the threat of skills atrophy and becoming less attractive to prospective employers. Moreover, the dichotomy between workers continues to expand, as those with high levels of education and skills can command high wages, and those with little education and low skill levels can command only low wages in the service industry.
2012 - 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Jan Svejnar, Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration; and Professor of Economics and Public Policy; and former candidate for president of the Czech Republic. He is also a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style Ph.D.
2009 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
The Center for the Education of Women 2007 Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist - Anne Ladky Despite women's progress, approximately one-third of all full time working women earn less than $25,000 per year; over 15 million earn less than $9/hour. When millions of workers earn too little to support their families, they are cut off from the American dream– the chance to build a better life for themselves and their children. With lesser incomes, they consume less, which threatens economic growth. Ms.
2007 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm