The Importance of Employability Skills

 Wednesday, September 14, "The Importance of Employability Skills: How and Why Educators Should Teach These Skills" -- Employability Skills and Career and Technical Education
 

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Committee for Children will host a briefing titled, "The Importance of Employability Skills: How and Why Educators Should Teach These Skills."  

It will be held from 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT in Room 203 Senate Congressional Visitors Center (SVC). 

Today, employers in every industry sector emphasize the need for employees with certain foundational skills. These include strong academic fundamentals like reading, writing and math. But equally important to their success now and in the future is their mastery of employability skills like teamwork, problem solving, work ethic and integrity. All these skills can be taught and research shows that students and adults with these skills do better in school, in the workplace, and in life. 

Panelists include: Joan Duffell, Executive Director, Committee for Children; Karen Niemi, President & CEO, CASEL; Timothy P. Shriver, PhD, Chairman of the Board, CASEL & CEO, Special Olympics; Janice Jackson, PhD, Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools; Stanley Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation; and R. Keeth Matheny, Teacher, Austin, TX Independent School District.
 
To register RSVP to: Hannah Allen at hallen@wpllc.net.

Location: 
Washington D.C.
Event Time: 
September 2016