Higher education in and around Arlington offers some of the best around the country, but even here, there are times in which employers say students right out of school lack the specialized training they need for the workplace. Now, Arlington Economic Development is helping to bring the issue to the forefront and connect education and business. HireEd: Bridging the Education and Workforce Gap will bring together representatives in education and business to explore the challenges and possible solutions to bridging the gaps between workforce needs and education in key sectors.
The HireEd conference, which will take place Wednesday, April 5 at GMU, Arlington campus, looks to bridge the gap between educating, finding and placing talent through a variety of presentations and breakout sessions. Panelists from both sectors will come together to look at how to best train new and future employees, investing in a workforce, and overall solutions for connecting business and education. Breakout “solutions sessions” will focus on target areas of education technology, big data and cybersecurity, with a keynote from Donald Graham of Graham Holdings.
Space is limited for the event; general admission is $25 (including the keynote luncheon), students attend for free. Visit the registration page for more information or to reserve your spot.