The State of the Skills Gap: Connecting Education with Career Outcomes

  • Date : May 25, 2021 12:00 PM
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

Hosted in partnership with Wiley Education Services.Logo for Wiley | Education Services.

The challenge of the skills gap continues to be a priority for higher education and employers alike. WCET brought together a panel of thought leaders from George Mason University, the Office of Workforce Development for the State of Missouri, and Wiley Education Services to discuss the state of the skills gap, the paramount role education plays in closing it, and the value partnerships bring as we work toward closing it together.

Additionally, educators and administrators were treated to insights from the recent Reimagining the Workforce 2021: Closing the Skills Gap Through Education report. This report highlights responses from a survey of over 600 HR and Learning and Development leaders across a variety of industries. Topics include how the business community values traditional degrees and certifications, the perceived life span of skills, and in-demand skills to consider.Logo: VITAC (TM). Accessibility for Life.

Live captioning was provided by our sponsor, VITAC.


Marc Austin

Executive Director of Academic Innovation and New Ventures, George Mason University

David Capranos

Director of Market Strategy and Research, Wiley Education Services

Mardy Leathers

Director, Missouri Office of Workforce Development

Deb Volzer

Senior Director of State and Workforce Development, Wiley Education Services


Megan Raymond

Senior Director, Membership and Programs, WCET


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