Concurrent Breakout Session: Reconnect - The Power of Higher Education and Workforce Development Partnerships
Tracks: Administrators | Employment and Training | Workforce and Labor Market Information
Reconnect - The Power of Higher Education and Workforce Development Partnerships
The missions of state workforce development and higher education agencies are increasingly aligned. Come join this session supported by our partners at the State Higher Education Officers Association (SHEEO). You’ll learn about the trends, opportunities, and challenges facing higher education agencies and how cross-sector partnerships can elevate workforce development agency goals and outcomes. SHEEO members Vladimir Bassis, Carrie Mayne, and Jessica Cunningham will share critical insights on how higher education policy and funding is evolving, how leveraging cross-sector data can support student success, and the challenges and achievements of state longitudinal data systems. They’ll also share some of their promising state initiatives, like Utah’s Talent Ready Utah program.
Dr. Mardy L. Leathers, Director of the Office of Workforce Development, Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
Vladimir Bassis, Administrative Consultant, Community College MIS, Iowa Department of Education
Dr. Jessica Cunningham, Executive Director, Kentucky Center for Statistics
Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist, Utah System of Higher Education