In the United States an estimated 44 million Americans collectively hold more than $1.4 trillion in student loan debt and, based on the latest college completion trends, only about 50% of students who start college actually finish with a diploma. This is happening at a time when the U.S. Department of Labor reports that more than 6.5 millions jobs remain unfilled because of a burgeoning skills and labor gap. In this panel we discuss the work being done to reverse these trends and close the gap between Education and The World of Work. Following the panel attendees will be treated to a short TED Talk from 5th grade student Berlin Dixon on "How RIASEC Changed My Life"
Moderator: David Miyashiro, Ed.D. - Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District
Panelists: Sabari Raja - Co-Founder & CEO, Nepris; Jean Eddy - President & CEO, American Student Assistance; Lisa Dawley - Executive Director of the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, University of San Diego; Chris Mackey - Senior Vice President and General Manager of Innovation Labs, The Myers-Briggs Company; Peter Callstrom - President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership