2012 Opportunity Nation Summit
September 19, 2012
On September 19, Center Director Anthony Carnevale attended the 2012 Opportunity Nation Summit to release the latest report: Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.. In the panel "Staying ahead of the curves: Training for tomorrow's jobs", moderated by John Bridgeland, President & CEO of Civic Enterprises, Carnevale talked about the findings and how to create new pathways for young adults to succeed in high school, post-secondary education, and careers. The Opportunity Nation is a national campaign seeking to increase opportunity scores in all 50 states by 10 percent over the next 10 years.
2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions
At the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention in August and September, Lumina Foundation hosted a panel and discussion of The College Advantage featuring Dr. Carnevale, expressing the need for significantly more skilled workers to help grow the economy and create jobs for the future.
Jobs for Utah's Future Symposium
May 9, 2012
Research Director Jeff Strohl and Senior Economist Nicole Smith participated in the "Jobs for Utah's Future" symposium, a national best practices discussion to support Utah’s education and workforce projections and the corresponding educational requirements to make a meaningful impact on its educational planning and assist in developing high-quality programs to advance the Utah’s economy.
UTEP Opportunity Days
May 2-3, 2012
In early May, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) hosted "UTEP Opportunity Days," a two-day event to discuss economic and social mobility in America today. Center Director Anthony Carnevale was a featured speaker, where he discussed the value of higher education, workforce development, and opportunity.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: "What is the Future of Work?"
May 1, 2012
In early May, Senior Economist Stephen Rose shared his research on the changing structure of work in the United States over the past 60 years and what lies ahead.
What Today's College Students Are Learning and Why It Matters
April 3-4, 2012
Senior Economist Stephen Rose participated in a symposium hosted by The Atlantic where he discussed the future of liberal arts education at four-year universities. He was joined by college presidents and journalists throughout the nation.
Tennessee College Completion Academy
April 3, 2012
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam led a conversation with Tennesse higher education leaders about the future of postsecondary education and workforce development. Senior Economist Nicole Smith spoke on a panel of experts about what it will mean for Tennessee to get to 60% postsecondary attainment in the coming decade.
February 28, 2012
In late March, Advancing Science Serving Society (AAAS) held a conference on issues related to STEM, with an emphasis on male minority populations. Senior Economist Nicole Smith discussed opportunities for minorities and women in STEM fields and occupations.
100Kin10 Partner Summit
February 21, 2012
100Kin10, an organization charged with the, goal of training 100,000 STEM teachers in the next 10 years, held its partner summit in late February. Center Director Anthony P. Carnevale spoke on a panel of experts about the future of STEM and the findings of our STEM report, released last fall. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the keynote address.
New Hampshire Forum on the Future; New Hampshire College and University Council
February 15, 2012
Senior Economist Stephen Rose spoke to a group of business leaders, members of the New Hampshire state legislature, and others about the economic recovery. Later in the day, he shared his research with a group of college presidents and deans of 17 New Hampshire colleges.