North Carolina Education Summit
On August 5th, ICW's Karen Elzey will be a keynote speaker at the North Carolina Chamber's second annual education summit in Durham.
The summit will engage business leaders and educators in a candid discussion of the role that employers can play in ensuring North Carolina’s students are well-prepared for the jobs of the future.
What changes can be made so that students are motivated to stay in school and graduate with the necessary skills to succeed in college, career and life? How can our community colleges and universities best meet the demands of businesses looking to locate and/or grow in North Carolina?
Scheduled speakers include Karen Elzey, Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for a Competitive Workforce, Gov. Bev Perdue, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, former Gov. Jim Hunt, and Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T North Carolina/current chair of N.C. Chamber.
The summit also features several panel discussions. One in particular focuses on promoting K-12 education through business partnerships.
Attendees also will hear about business involvement in postsecondary education as well as an update on federal education policy from the U.S. Department of Education. There will be an additional report on global education and competiveness featuring remarks by Stan Litow, IBM’s vice president of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs and president of IBM International Foundation.
More than a dozen of the state’s leading businesses and organizations are sponsors of the event including AT&T, Progress Energy, Cisco Systems, MCNC, IBM, and many others.
Click here for more information on this year’s event. Registration is currently closed.