Getting High School Dropouts to Drop Back In

Tuesday, March 7
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 12AB

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Dr Howard Liebman
Smart Horizons Career Online Education - Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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George Miller
Cengage Learning - Former US Rep & Sr Education Advisor

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Lisa Schumacher
McDonald's Corporation - Dir of Education Strategies

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Ron Stefanski
ed2go / Cengage Learning - Exec Dir, Strategic Alliances

Summary

#dropbackin

The numbers are staggering. In Detroit, 25% of residents 25 or older never finished high school. Looking at the city’s 10.1% unemployment rate, twice the state and national levels, it’s impossible not to see a correlation. Even those who are employed are hampered by the lack of a high school diploma, often lacking the skills and confidence to advance in their jobs. Fortunately, technology can provide flexibility for adults to go back to school. This panel will discuss challenges & rewards of creating innovative programs in both the corporate & public sectors, including the Detroit Collective Impact–Pathway to Education & Work and McDonald’s employee programs that have made a difference.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Panel
Track:
Employability
Tags:
workforce development high school dropout cpe credit

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