In this dynamic global economy, the connection between education and the workforce could not be more apparent. For the United States to assert its leadership in this complex and ever-changing economy, education must be central to our economic strategy. That means for education programs to truly be effective, we must collaborate with business and industry to align what they teach with what the economy demands. Underscoring the urgency to address this issue, economic forecasts predict that as the U.S. Economy fights to recover and excel, disconnect between the types of jobs employees need to fill and the education and technical skills people have to secure those jobs will grow.
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