Summit to Support President Obama’s Goal of Having the Best-Educated, Most Competitive Workforce in the World by 2020
Washington D.C. October 5, 2010 — MindTouch, the company that transforms great work into strategic content, announced today that its CEO, Aaron Fulkerson, will join industry and policy experts in a discussion at the White House, addressing issues and trends in higher education and its important role in building the leaders and workforce of tomorrow.
Following a keynote address by President Obama, Summit organizer Dr. Jill Biden will then speak to the administration’s upcoming announcement for a $2 billion, four-year investment in community colleges, as well as her own experiences as an educator.
Fulkerson is invited to lead a discussion with other business leaders, education experts, and state and federal policy makers on how best to achieve the President’s goal in re-establishing the United States as a world leader with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.
Other distinguished speakers include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Melinda Gates, and others. The Summit will foster discussions of workforce education levels, economic stability, and the integral role that businesses serve in supporting college programs and students as our nation moves towards a restored economy with a uniquely skilled and well-educated workforce.
President Obama will deliver the opening Keynote address at 12:15 PM EDT Tuesday, October 5, 2010. For more information, including a toolkit prepared to guide conversations and feedback following the event, visit: White House Summit on Community College.
For those unable to attend, both opening and closing remarks will be live-streamed at WhiteHouse.gov/live
Contact Kevin LaHaise (Kevin at jones-dilworth dot com) to schedule a briefing with MindTouch about this announcement.