Wednesday, April 17, 2024

11:00 am
11:40 am
Sun Stage, Seaport Ballroom F-G, Level 2
Sun Stage
Pre-K to Gray

K-12 Education as Economic Development

The strength of the talent pipeline for jobs of the future relies on the strength of our K-12 schools. More and more, leaders recognize this. For example, the Biden Administration recently named 31 finalists for Tech Hubs designation, more than half of which plan to deepen connections between K-12 schools and quantum industries. The CHIPS and Science Act puts $280B in funding on the table to support regional economic development and innovation and technology hubs that create good jobs, revitalize American manufacturing, and lift up communities that have historically been left behind. Incorporating K-12 is a winning strategy.