Event Details

Inaugural State of the Workforce Symposium: From Education to Employment 

 Start 12/9/13   
 End 12/10/13  
 Location Hyatt Regency Washington 
 Address 400 New Jersey Ave NW 
 City, State Washington, DC 
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The United States is at a critical juncture in its economic development. Many opinions are being voiced about the best direction, but the fundamental need at the heart of the matter is workforce readiness. How is our nation addressing the skills gap with the growing workforce demands and the challenges facing our higher education system?

Join APSCU for our Inaugural State of the Workforce Symposium on December 9th and 10th at the Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


Three-for-One: For every registration by a member for $895, you can bring two additional guests at no cost. Instead of members from your organization we ask you to bring employer partners, workforce professionals in your industry, state or local policymakers.

Meet a broad audience of influencers from industry, academia and government as we discuss three potentially crippling gaps:

  • The skills gap that impacts workforce readiness and an employers' ability to fill current and future in-demand jobs.
  • The academic capacity gap that limits the number of students that can be served via traditional postsecondary institutions.
  • The opportunity gap of access to higher education and the jobs those degrees can lead to.

Private sector colleges and universities provide nearly four million students with access to the education and skills training necessary to successfully compete for future high-demand occupations.

This convening will address not only the immediate employment and skills gap issue, but also what America will need in order to grow its economy and rebuild middle class opportunity. The dialogue will examine emerging occupational demands and our collective role in preparing workers for skilled, well-paying jobs that will contribute to the country's global leadership position.

Attendees will:

  • Hear the latest thinking from today's issue leaders including employers, economists, workforce experts, and policy makers.
  • Gain insight into how postsecondary education institutions are developing their programs to better align with employer demands.
  • Network with today's business leaders to discuss how postsecondary education is working with industry to be part of the solution.

Join us for this thought-provoking Symposium and add your voice to the collective dialogue about the imperative issue of workforce education and career skills and, more importantly, making it happen.






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Questions? Email events@apscu.org or call 202.336.6700.



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800k graduates

PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.