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13 October, 2015 | (01 hr)

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Post-secondary education and workforce development are on the brink of disruptive transformations, with competency-based education right at the intersection. In competency-based education, students’ progress and completion are based on their demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge, rather than seat time and credit hours. This webcast's participants will address current challenges in labor markets and postsecondary education from a business and research perspective, including the skills gap, and rapidly increasing tuition and student loan debt. Moreover, they'll explore how competency-based education can address these challenges by opening the door to educating both young adults and older workers to higher skill levels at lower costs.

Who Should Attend: Policy makers, HR professionals, CEOs (or others involved in strategic thinking for businesses), leaders of post-secondary institutions

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Carl Camden

Carl Camden
Retired President and CEO
Kelly Services, Inc.

Former president and chief executive officer of Kelly Services®, Carl Camden is a recognized thought leader on talent management and how companies can adapt to succeed in the changing economic landscape. His varied educational and professional background gives him a unique perspective on...Full Bio

Monica Herk

Monica Herk
Vice President of Education Research
Committee for Economic Development

As Vice President for Education Research, Monica oversees research to support policy statements in which CED's business leader Members contribute to the improvement of U.S. education from pre-kindergarten through graduate levels. Business has much to contribute, because employers see what our stu...Full Bio

Michael Petro

Michael Petro (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
Committee for Economic Development

In 2012, the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Executive Committee named Michael J. Petro Executive Vice President of this nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization, where he previously served as Vice President of Business and Government Policy. In his current capacity M...Full Bio

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