Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

Who Gets Hired? A conversation about skills and credentials – May 23

Posted on May 14, 2019

Thursday, May 23
5:30-6:30 PM
Venture Cafe at the Science Center
3647 Market Street

Recent research from Education Testing Service shows that despite earning a four-year degree, a significant number of college graduates have failed to develop necessary skills in literacy and numeracy. Employers hiring workers report that a college diploma is not a guarantee of critical skills, and individuals without these skills are missing out on the higher earnings they expected.

What does this mean for our education and workforce systems? Join us to learn more about this challenge and possible solutions from a great panel of researchers, employers, and service providers.

  • Paul Harrington, Professor, Center for Labor Markets and Policy, Drexel University
  • Irwin Kirsch, Director, Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, ETS
  • Hadass Sheffer, President, Graduate! Network
  • Nick Frontino, Managing Director, Projects & Operations, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (moderator)

This panel is part of the Economy League’s GPLEX 365 series, which brings together business and civic leaders for in-depth explorations of Greater Philadelphia’s most pressing issues.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Egmont at jegmont@economyleague.org.


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