Jennifer McNelly, president of The Manufacturing Institute, appeared before the Joint Economic Committee at a hearing on women in manufacturing. McNelly testified before the Committee that as the manufacturing industry continues to face a daunting skills gap and broken talent pipeline, we must consider other talent pools and increase diversity in the workplace.
For years now, U.S. educators have invested massive amounts of talent and money on two goals: preventing students from dropping out of high school and increasing the percentage of high school graduates who go on to college.
About 25 community college leaders traveled to India last month to advise government officials and education leaders as they implement an ambitious plan to upgrade the nation’s technical education system. India has made a commitment to establish 200 community colleges over the next few years.