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June 15, 2010 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00] | (1 hr) | Time Zone Converter

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Post-Secondary Education – Good policy? Good business? President Obama has encouraged everyone in America to invest in themselves by having at least one year of post-secondary education. This advisory message coming at a time of economic downturn has put even more pressure on the nation’s community colleges to provide options for Americans looking for additional education and training. How does the business community support post-secondary completion?

To begin to answer this question, we will report on some of the results of a series of interviews TCB recently completed with CEOs on why they support education and post-secondary completion in particular. We will also hear from a leader in the Community College community on how they are forging more strategic partnerships with the business community to provide a more prepared workforce.

Audience: This webcast is aimed at

  • Talent managers and recruiters concerned about their talent pool and the skill level of new entrants as key workers reach retirement age.
  • Training and Development officers responsible for increasing the skill level and productivity of their workers
  • Head of Human Resources in charge of maintaining the balance between bottom line costs and benefits of their employees.


Hilary Pennington

Hilary Pennington
Director of Education, Postsecondary Success & Special Initiatives
Gates Foundation

Hilary Pennington leads the Gates Foundation’s postsecondary education initiative as well as efforts around one-time opportunities to respond to unique challenges and unanticipated events in the United States. Before joining the foundation, Pennington served as a Senior Fellow at the progre...Full Bio

Jonathan Spector

Jonathan Spector
President and CEO
The Conference Board

Jonathan Spector is president and CEO of The Conference Board, Inc., the most widely cited private source of business intelligence. The Conference Board convenes thousands of executives annually in council, conference, and meeting programs, and publishes the Consumer Confidence Index®, T...Full Bio

Van Ton-Quinlivan

Van Ton-Quinlivan
Director, Workforce Development

Van Ton-Quinlivan is a recognized thought leader in the energy and utility industry on the issue of workforce development. In her current capacity as Director of Workforce Development at PG&E, Ton-Quinlivan designed and built PG&E PowerPathway™, a nationally recognized best practice...Full Bio

Mary Wright

Mary Wright
Director, Workforce Readiness
The Conference Board

Mary Wright is director of The Conference Board Workforce Readiness Initiative and program director for the Business and Education Council. Her work focuses on how business engages in preparing the twenty-first-century workforce, including how to improve employment prospects for people with disab...Full Bio

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