NEBHE will bring together hundreds of New England higher education, government and business leaders on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to discuss the role of higher education in preparing the highly skilled workers that will drive innovation in the region.
Presenters and panelists at the New England Works conference will explore:
- What projections say about the gap between supply and demand in the New England labor market.
- The varied roles of different kinds of higher education institutions in preparing learners for a fast-changing 21st-century economy.
- Types of degrees the region’s colleges and universities producing.
- How employers regard higher education in addressing labor force skills gaps.
Featured speakers include:
- U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-Conn.)
- Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
- Carol Geary Schneider, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities
- Marlene B. Seltzer, President and CEO, Jobs for the Future
- Nicholas C. Donohue, President and CEO, Nellie Mae Education Foundation
- Eric Rosengren, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston