Will cities fix the skills gap?
Can community colleges and small businesses work together?
Is the next generation ready to work?
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The skills gap is a well-known phenomenon: while unemployment remains a stubborn reality, employers across sectors have trouble finding workers with the skills they need to make their businesses prosper. In many ways, the problem is a local one, requiring close public-private partnerships between educational institutions, metropolitan governments and businesses to identify absent skills and include them in worker education and training initiatives.
Join The Atlantic for City Makers Summit, a town hall with municipal officials, educators and business leaders talking about pathways for urban areas to close the skills gap. Featuring the mayors from Atlanta, Minneapolis, Jersey City, and Dayton.
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