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

Miami Dade College Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Malou Harrison, Pima Community College Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development & Innovation Ian Roark, Campus.edu and Forbes 30 Chancellor Tade Oyerinde, National Science Foundation TIP Directorate Senior Advisor Chaitan Baru, Outlier COO Jeff Buening, and Burning Glass Institute Senior Program Manager Shalin Jyotishi discuss empowering community college pathways to an equitable innovation economy and the American dream at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit.

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.