With an unemployment rate higher than the state average in Bemidji, as well as having the highest poverty rate in the region, Bemidji is able to still experience success with collaboration and partnership between the education system and their area’s industry. Read the article to identify the organizations and schools who are leading this partnership – Pioneer Viewpoints.
I was recently interviewed for a magazine article for Education Week Magazine, entitled Manufacturing-Job Growth Prompts K-12 Training Effort by Fenit Nirappil. The author did a good job of identifying the importance of collaboration between the education system and workforce industry.
I have attached an article entitled ‘Road to Success’ explaining the concerns of the Skills Gap on our present economy, workforce industry and nation’s future from Jakub Prokop, District Resource Teacher in Tampa, FL at Hillsborough County Public Schools.
The article which contains a compassionate case study, numerous statistics and facts pertaining to the Skills Gap our society is presently facing and will continue to do so if changes don’t occur. Within his words one can quickly recognize he is gregarious and very forthcoming on the Skills Gap topic.