Tuesday, April 18, 2023

2:30 pm
3:10 pm
Coronado D, Level 4
Global Higher Education
Higher Education

Empowering Community College Pathways to an Equitable Innovation Economy and the American Dream

Community colleges are the secret ingredient to building a robust and equitable innovation economy in which employers can maximize their investments in emerging technologies, in which people can benefit from technological innovation through high-quality new jobs in in-demand emerging technology fields, and educators can expand the promise of invention and entrepreneurship to a broader swath of American than ever before. And yes, despite historic investments in R&D through the CHIPS and Science Act and other infrastructure bills passed in recent years, the full potential of community college contribution to technology-based economic development has yet to be realized. Join us in this session to learn how exactly community colleges are and what public and private investments are needed to maximize their contribution to an equitable innovation economy and the successful attainment of the American Dream.